Thursday Trivia

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Women firsts

What year was the first female district immigration commissioner appointed?

A. 1908
B. 1966
C. 1917
D. 1927


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Answer: D, 1927

In 1927, a breakthrough for women was achieved when President Calvin Coolidge appointed Anna C. M. Tillinghast the district commissioner of immigration for the port of Boston. She was the first woman appointed to this position in the Department of Labor's Bureau of Immigration. Learn more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Jun 21, 2018 at 7:55 AM

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