Mary Gordon Ellis Collection - Accession 886 - M401 (452)

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Ellis, Mary Gordon
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The Mary Gordon Ellis Collection consists of a program honoring the portrait unveiling ceremony for Mary Gordon Ellis on March 29, 1995 by the Senate Chamber of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, SC. The Program consists of a copy of the Senate Resolution for the commissioning of the portrait, a program of events for the unveiling ceremony, and a biography of Mary Gordon Ellis.Mary Gordon Ellis (1890-1934) was the first woman elected to serve in the South Carolina State Senate. She served Jasper County from 1928 to 1932. Mrs. Ellis was a 1913 graduate of Winthrop College and was a teacher-principal and later Superintendent of Education in Jasper County before serving as a State Senator from 1929 through 1932.