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Helen Holt being sworn in as secretary of state

On December 4, 1957, Helen Holt was sworn in as secretary of state, the first woman to hold the position.

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"Mrs. Holt Takes Secretary Post"
"Mrs. Holt Chosen W. Va. Secretary"
West Virginia's Secretaries of State
Letter, Helen Holt to Hovah and Cecil Underwood, 30 December 1956 (Cecil Underwood Collection) (Helen Holt)
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