Mary Gordon Ellis Biography - Accession 1455 - M711 (767)
Accession 1455 - M711 (767)
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Mary Gordon Ellis (1890-1934) was the first woman elected to serve in the South Carolina State Senate. She served Jasper County from 1928 to 1932. Mrs. Ellis was a 1913 graduate of Winthrop college and was a teacher-principal and later Superintendent of Education in Jasper County before serving as a State Senator from 1929 through 1932.
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a biography of Mary Gordon Ellis titled, The Honorable Mary G.: Senator Mary Gordon Ellis of South Carolina written by Dr. Felicia Mitchell (1956- ) of the English Department at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. Mary Gordon Ellis (1890-1934) was a Winthrop graduate in the Class of 1913 and would become the first female elected to the South Carolina State Legislature in 1928. Dr. Mitchell is a South Carolina native born in Sumter, SC and grew up hearing of Mary Gordon Ellis’ exploits.
The Mary Gordon Ellis Biography was given to the Archives on August 2, 2013 by Felicia Mitchell.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Mary Gordon Ellis Biography - Accession 1455 - M711 (767)". Finding Aid 1078.