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University Circle in Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frances Payne Bolton

 
 
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Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
1. Frances Payne Bolton Marker
Inscription.  Frances Payne Bolton (1885-1977) was the first woman from Ohio to serve in the United States Congress. Elected in 1940 to complete the term of her late husband, Chester C. Bolton, Mrs. Bolton represented the 22nd District for 28 years. Her life long advocacy of nursing education is reflected in both her philanthropy and the legislation she supported. Her gift to Western Reserve University in 1923 enabled the school to set up one of the first college-based nursing programs in the country. The school was renamed the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in her honor in 1935. The Bolton Bill she supported in Congress created the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps to address the critical shortage of nurses during World War II.

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Francis Bolton served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee where she pushed for recognition of the strategic importance of Africa and the Middle East in the ideological battle against Communism. She was the first woman to lead a congressional delegation abroad, and served as the first woman congressional delegate to the United Nations. An early conservationist, she masterminded the plan to preserve
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the view from Mount Vernon, the historic birthplace of George Washington. She died in Lyndhurst and is buried in Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International Paper Company Foundation and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 40-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkScience & MedicineWar, ColdWomen. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 41° 30.315′ N, 81° 36.223′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. It is in University Circle. Marker can be reached from Cornell Road. Marker is in front of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. ¼ mile away); Fields of Ideals (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane
Frances Payne Bolton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
2. Frances Payne Bolton Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Arthur G. McKee House (approx. half a mile away); L. Pearl Mitchell (approx. 0.6 miles away); University Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. (Submitted on September 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Frances Payne Bolton Marker and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
3. Frances Payne Bolton Marker and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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