Elly Peterson: 'Mother' of the Moderates
Sara Fitzgerald recalls the political career of former Republican Senator Elly Peterson (1914-2008). The author reports that the first female chair of the Michigan Republican Party grew distant from her colleagues over time as she promoted the Equal Rights Amendment and contested Phyllis Schlafly’s interest in leading the National Federation of Republican Women. Sara Fitzgerald responded to questions from members of the audience. This event of the Michigan Political History Society was held in the office of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in Lansing, Michigan. close
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Bill Ballenger Publisher and Editor Inside Michigan Politics
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