The woman who declined the 1924 US Vice Presidential Nomination

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Minnie Grinstead: educator, temperance leader, Baptist minister, and the first woman elected to the Kansas legislature (1918). And, nearly the first woman to be nominated for Vice President of the United States.

In 1920 she was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 1924 as a full delegate, she seconded the nomination of Calvin Coolidge. This remarkable woman declined to be nominated for Vice President of the United States in 1924.
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She seems like quite a woman. Wonder how things may have changed if she had accepted. I have some Grinstead's in my tree and am connected to her spouse (second cousins four times removed).
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