Nettie Bromley Loughead
, born in 1870, was among the first two women elected to the Ohio Senate, and the first to represent Hamilton County. Additionally, she sponsored the first bill introduced by a female legislator and was the first woman to serve as a member of the Senate Labor Committee. Her legislative expertise was labor, prioritizing social welfare and women’s rights issues in her work. Loughead was considered a social leader in Cincinnati, serving on the Board of Directors of the Women’s City Club, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Y.W.C.A., Lecture Club of Cincinnati, and with the Red Cross. Loughead died on September 15, 1936. Nettie Bromley Loughead was made a Great Ohioan in 2020.
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