Eugenie Anderson’s Historic Firsts

Wonderful, well-written story about an American woman trailblazer, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson… by John P. Blair with the National Archives History Office: “Eugenie Anderson’s Historic Firsts.”

The observance of Women’s History Month prompts us to explore the lives and experiences of some of the many female trailblazers in our nation’s history. One such woman, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson … accomplished not only one, but several “historic firsts” for women within the field of U.S. international affairs. Read this fascinating story here: https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/19/eugenie-andersons-historic-firsts/

Pieces of History

Today’s post comes from John P. Blair with the National Archives History Office.

photo-for-truman-e1521049941563.jpg A portrait of Eugenie Anderson, ca. 1956. (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives)

The observance of Women’s History Month prompts us to explore the lives and experiences of some of the many female trailblazers in our nation’s history.

One such woman, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson, known as Eugenie, accomplished not only one, but several “historic firsts” for women within the field of U.S. international affairs.

Eugenie Anderson officially became the first female U.S. ambassador upon her appointment by President Harry S. Truman to lead the embassy at Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1949. Her success led to a second appointment in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy appointed her as the Minister to Bulgaria, thus becoming the first woman to serve behind the “Iron Curtain.”

Her contributions to the American political scene before her appointment strongly…

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