Frances Perkins

Title

Frances Perkins

Subject

Governance

Description

First woman to be appointed to the US Cabinet--as the Secretary of Labor, no less, in a time when wage work was considered outside woman's sphere

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: Wiki Commons

Birth Date

1880

Birthplace

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Death Date

1965

Occupation

U.S. Secretary of Labor

Biographical Text

Perkins was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945; she was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. Perkins championed the labor movement by overseeing New Deal legislation that safeguarded labor unions, established pensions, thwarted child labor, and ensured a minimum wage and a maximum work week.

Bibliography

Keller, Emily. Frances Perkins: First Woman Cabinet Member. (Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2006).

Pasachoff, Naomi. Frances Perkins: Champion of the New Deal. (Oxford University Press, 1999).

Perkins, Frances. The Roosevelt I Knew. (Penguin Group, 1946).

Frances Perkins Center: http://francesperkinscenter.org/

Lecture by Frances Perkins: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/primary/lectures/FrancesPerkinsLecture.html?CFID=32089813&CFTOKEN=87545756&jsessionid=f0303f8dc2238566af60247d1a173f85b692

Columbia University Oral History on Frances Perkins: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/nny/perkinsf/index.html

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Date Added
June 10, 2014
Collection
Leadership/Governance
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Frances Perkins,” Women Who Dared, accessed October 20, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/24.