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Virginia Mae Brown

Virginia Mae Brown, West Virginia's first woman insurance commissioner and the first woman to serve in the Interstate Commerce Commission, was born in Putnam County on November 13, 1923.

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Birth Certificate for Virginia Mae Brown
"Can't Refuse President, Mrs. Brown Gets ICC Appointment"
"'Woman's Viewpoint' Subject Of Mrs. Brown's Talk Here"
"'First Lady of Transportation'"
"Highest Woman In Federal Government Is A Trail-Blazing West Virginia Native"


On This Day in West Virginia History: November