Grace Makepeace was a schoolteacher in Cleveland, where she was born and attended school. She obtained degrees from the Cleveland School of Oratory in 1900 and1902 and she also attended the Boston N.E. Conservatory of Music and the Empire School of Acting in New York City. She worked in the area of public school savings and vocational education while a teacher.
Makepeace was elected to serve as a state representative in 1924 and served one term. Her organizational involvement included: the National Speech Arts Association, the National Music Teachers Association, the Ohio State Teachers Association, the Press Reporting Syndicate, The Little Theater of Cleveland (as a character actress), the Western Reserve Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Early Settlers Association.
Biography courtesy of the Ohio Women's Policy and Research Commission