Prudery, Polygamy & Politics: Joan Jacobson Book Launch

Prudery, Polygamy & Politics: Dr. Martha Cannon of Utah – Book Launch October 21 at 4 p.m.

Sorry, Colorado. Helen Ring Robinson was not the first female state senator elected in nation.* The first woman state senator was the polygamous wife Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah, who ran against her husband and beat him by 4,000 votes. Hear more about her unexpected life and unlikely election at Joan Jacobson’s book launch at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at the clubhouse. A Victorian confection, the whip syllabub, and other goodies will be served. The event is free but do RSVP here. Published by The History Press/Aracadia Publishing.)

*Colorado did elect the first state representatives: Clara Cressingham, Carrie Holly, and Francis Klock.



Oct 21 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Denver Woman's Press Club
Denver Woman's Press Club
1325 Logan St., Denver, CO 80203

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