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 Ivy Baker Priest

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Ivy Baker Priest Famous memorial

Birth
Piute County, Utah, USA
Death
23 Jun 1975 (aged 69)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot
Arlington 86-1-W
Memorial ID
8056458 View Source

Treasurer of the United States. Born in Kimberly, Utah, she began her public political career in 1932, as a delegate to the GOP Utah State convention. During the 1940s, she served for several years as Utah's Republican National Committeewoman and was credited with the successful drive to get out the women's vote for President Dwight Eisenhower's victory in 1952. In 1953, President Eisenhower appointed her the 30th Treasurer of the United States, serving until 1961. After her eight years in national office, she continued her political career by being the first woman elected California State Treasurer in 1966 and served until her death from cancer at age 69 in Santa Monica, California.

Treasurer of the United States. Born in Kimberly, Utah, she began her public political career in 1932, as a delegate to the GOP Utah State convention. During the 1940s, she served for several years as Utah's Republican National Committeewoman and was credited with the successful drive to get out the women's vote for President Dwight Eisenhower's victory in 1952. In 1953, President Eisenhower appointed her the 30th Treasurer of the United States, serving until 1961. After her eight years in national office, she continued her political career by being the first woman elected California State Treasurer in 1966 and served until her death from cancer at age 69 in Santa Monica, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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