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Frances Perkins

Today-May 13th-is the Feast Day for Frances Perkins, in the Calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts of the Episcopal Church that named Perkins a “holy woman.” As Secretary of Labor, Perkins was the first woman in a presidential cabinet and … Continue reading

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Frances Perkins

Remembering Frances Perkins, born on this day – April 10 – in 1880. As secretary of labor, the first woman in a presidential cabinet, Frances Perkins, a woman who got things done,was the architect of some of the most far-reaching … Continue reading

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Frances Perkins

This morning we wished a Happy Birthday to Frances Perkins who was born on April 10th in 1880. Appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frances Perkins was the first woman cabinet member and architect of some of the most far … Continue reading

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“A Never-to-be-Forgetten Reminder” & Frances Perkins

Today–March 25th–in 1911 a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on the top floors of the Asch Building in New York City.   Hearing the clanging of fire bells and the clattering of hooves as horses pulled fire … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Frances Perkins

Eighty year ago in March 1933 Frances Perkins became the first woman in the United States cabinet and the architect of some of the most far-reaching and important reforms and social legislation ever enacted in America, including the establishment of … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Frances Perkins

Today–April 1oth–is the birthday of Frances Perkins, the subject of my biography: A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins. U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933-1945–the first woman in a president’s cabinet–Perkins was the architect of far-reaching labor reforms and … Continue reading

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