Women of Northwest Ohio Spotlights

Pauline Perimutter Steinem (1863 - 1940)

The first woman to be elected to any public office in Toledo, was Pauling Steinem, Gloria Steinem's grandmother. She arrived in Toledo in 1884 at age twenty-four. She was a supporter of Samuel "Golden Rule" Jones and his efforts to introduce honest government. Jones convinced Pauline to run for the Toledo Board of Education, and she was successfull in 1904. 

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