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Martha Hughes Cannon

A Determined Woman

The First Female State Senator in the US.

A Pioneer, Polygamist, Celebrated Doctor & 2 Term state Senator.

Martha Hughes Cannon (Mattie) was elected to represent Utah’s 6th Senate District, defeating a group of candidates that included her own husband and earning the title of the United States’ first woman state senator.

A Welsh Born Immigrant

Martha was a vocal champion of women's suffrage

Martha Hughes Cannon

An amazing woman who lived an amazing life.