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Stella May McCutcheon Alexander
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1881
Death: Jan. 8, 1960

Stella Alexander was a woman ahead of her time. She broke into the previously exclusive boy's club of Issaquah politics when she was elected to the town council in 1927, and in 1932 was elected to a two-year term as mayor of the town (located in east King County). A large woman who seemed to enjoy confrontation, Alexander soon alienated her town council and eventually, the citizens she was elected to lead. The fire department resigned en masse; the police judge resigned; part of the town counsel refused to work with her; bedlam reigned in Issaquah politics in 1933. Three recall petitions were filed against the mayor; she nimbly dodged the first two, but the third was the coup de grace, and on January 2, 1934, she was recalled. In a grand finale, she refused to turn over the keys to the town hall.
Stella Alexander developed a reputation for frugality and toughness in her early years in Issaquah during the 1920s. A physically large woman with an equally large amount of inner strength, she was not afraid of confronting Jack's clients when they fell behind on their bills and following up to make sure the bills got paid. This reputation served her well, for when she ran for Issaquah Town Council in March 1927, she won -- "the first lady member of the council," noted The Issaquah Press on March 11, 1927

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Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
Renton
King County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: G. Lester
Record added: Dec 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8152091
Stella May <i>McCutcheon</i> Alexander
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