Early Illinois Women

Georgina Trotter, First Woman on the Bloomington Board of Education

Photo of Georgina Trotter

Georgina Trotter, first woman on the Bloomington Board of Education, served on Withers Library Board (and raised funds for the library), was a successful businesswoman (with brother John Trotter) in the lumber, grain and coal business and had served in the Civil War as a nurse. With her friend, Sarah Raymond, she was considered a "power in the education affairs of Bloomington."

Souvenir Program Memorial Foundation

Georgina Trotter biography

Contributing Library:

Stevenson - Ives Memorial Library, McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Illinois

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