East Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dora Hall Stockman
(1872 - 1948)
— Historic Women of Michigan —
Elected to the State Board of Agriculture in 1919, Dora Hall Stockman was the first woman to hold an elective office in the state of Michigan. She was the first woman in the United States to be on the Board of Control of a Land-Grant Institution, the Michigan Agriculture College (not Michigan State University). Stockman was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1938 and served until 1946. She introduced legislation for the Michigan Medical Insurance program which later became Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
A sesquicentennial marker dedicated in honor of the contributions of Michigan women to this state's progress 1837-1987.
Erected by Women's Studies Association and the Directors of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & Politics • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 42° 43.854′ N, 84° 28.832′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Auditorium Road and West Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Lansing MI 48824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan State University (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (about 600 feet away); Harry J. Eustace Hall (about 700 feet away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Nation's Pioneer Land-Grant University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); "That a Ladies Course be Organized" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
Also see . . . Dora Hall Stockman. Biography on the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame website. (Submitted on August 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.