Thelma Hawkins Stovall

Thelma Hawkins Stovall (HMQRL)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.224', W 85° 53.345'

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Born in Munfordville, Ky., Thelma began working at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. at 15 to help her family during the Depression. There she met L.R. Stovall; they married in 1936. Thelma studied at UK, EKU and LaSalle Extension University. Her first elected position was as recording secretary for a union.

A dedicated public servant, she held various appointed and elected positions, including sec. of state and state treasurer for over 30 years. In 1975, Thelma was elected Kentucky's first female lt. governor. As acting governor in 1978, she fought for legislation in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Presented by Munfordville Tourism Commission
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2171
Year Placed2005
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598495 N 4125447
Decimal Degrees37.27040000, -85.88908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.224', W 85° 53.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 13.44" N, 85° 53' 20.70" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152-164 River Rd, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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