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"1st Woman Elected to City Council" The Capital Times, April 4, 1951|
"Mrs. Ethel L. Brown, Former City Council Head, 80, Dies" Wisconsin State Journal, June 13, 1973
A small, soft-spoken person with a keen sense of humor, Mrs. Brown was known for her calm but unyielding insistence on speaking her mind.
How long was Brown a member of the Madison City Council?
Before moving to Madison in 1923, what was Brown's occupation?
Who was the first woman elected in your community?
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