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The First Women Leaders

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The First Women Leaders of New York City

City Council:
Genevieve B. Earle, 1937-1949
The Women of City Council, PDF

First Woman Speaker of the NYC Council:
Christine Quinn


Thank you for assistance with research:
Douglass Di Carlo, Archivist, La Guardia & Wagner Archives, La Guardia Community College
Elizabeth Call, Special Collections Librarian, Brooklyn Historical Society
Pat Wilks, Press Secretary, Office of the Staten Island Borough President