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Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Florence Fifer Bohrer

(1877 - 1960)

Florence Fifer Bohrer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
1. Florence Fifer Bohrer Marker
Inscription.  The first woman elected to the Illinois Senate, Florence Fifer Bohrer served two terms from 1925 to 1933. She chaired the Senate committee to visit charitable institutions, led efforts to revamp Illinois' child welfare laws, and sponsored legislation creating the state park system. A founder of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of McLean County in 1933, she also served on the national board and as Illinois president.

A well-known civic leader in McLean County, Ms. Bohrer helped establish the Tuberculosis Sanitarium in 1919 and chaired the Emergency Relief Commission during the Great Depression.
Erected 2005 by League of Women Voters, the Franklin Park Association, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 40° 29.204′ N, 88° 59.323′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County
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. Marker is at the intersection of North McLean Street and East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on North McLean Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 North McLean Street, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Joseph W. Fifer (here, next to this marker); Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Square Historic District (about 400 feet away); Robert Greenlee House (about 700 feet away); William Florville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Real Estate (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pike House (approx. half a mile away); Bloomington, Illinois (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Florence Fifer Bohrer Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
2. Florence Fifer Bohrer Marker on the right
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2023