I was recently asked who the first woman to chair a committee was. As it turns out, there wasn’t a single “first”. Instead, in 1919, the first session which included women legislators, two of the original four women were appointed as committee chairs: Elizabeth Hughes was appointed chair of Assembly Education and Eleanor Miller became […]
An introduction to the story of State Senator Nelson Dilworth and the amazing collection of documents that he saved for future generations.
New available on Amazon.com is Freedom: Reflections on What Makes America Great from a Veteran of World War I by State Senator Nelson S. Dilworth. Dilworth had a varied career, including time as a rancher, a newspaper publisher, and lawmaker. After serving as the publisher of the Coachella Valley News, Dilworth enlisted in the U.S. Army […]