Calling herself “the housewife of the senate,” Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado’s first female state senator and only the second in the United States. After many years of teaching and writing, she was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1912. Serving from 1913 to 1917, she worked for social and economic justice as a champion of women, children, and workers’ rights and education during a tumultuous time in the country’s history. Robinson taught at Colorado College in 1893–1894, the year she first came to Colorado.
ISBN-13: 978-1607321460. Published by University Press of Colorado, 2011.