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; last revised 30 November -1.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5601, accessed 26 April 2015.]