Florence Dwyer

Image courtesy of the Private Archives of Frank Keenan, Washington, D.C.

Image courtesy of the Private Archives of Frank Keenan, Washington, D.C.

Florence Dwyer (1902-1976) a successful political candidate in the 1960s.

Dwyer organized women supporters and targeted women’s groups, although her campaign materials did not mention gender issues. Before the 1970s, female politicians had to be very subtle in dealing with gender and gender issues. She stressed instead the many services she provided for her constituents. Many of these services, concerned women and families.

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