First woman in U.S. Cabinet (26 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


After winning the 1932 presidential election, Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins his Secretary of Labor, making her the first woman to be named to the U.S. Cabinet.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "First woman in U.S. Cabinet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 24 October 2016.]