Near Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Thelma L. Stovall
1919 - 1994
Entered political service in 1949 when she was elected to the Kentucky state legislature. For the next 34 years, Stovall served Kentucky in a variety of elected & appointed positions, including secretary of state, state treasurer, labor commissioner, & as the first woman elected lt. governor in Kentucky.
As lt. governor, she was elevated to acting governor several times & took advantage of the position. In 1978 she championed the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which was not well received by the legislature. In 1979 she was more successful in securing passage of a bill for property tax reform.
Presented by Unions and Friends.
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2170.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 12.212′ N, 85° 19.793′ W. Marker is near Simpsonville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is on I-64, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the eastbound rest area near I-64 mile marker 29. Marker is in this post office area: Simpsonville KY 40067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. David Wark Griffith (approx. 11.1 miles away); Annie Fellows Johnston (approx. 11.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 14.1 miles away); William T. Barbour House (approx. 14.3 miles away); A Masonic Leader (approx. 14.3 miles away); 104 East Main Street (approx. 14.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.4 miles away); William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill (approx. 14.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Women in Kentucky: Thelma Stovall. (Submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thelma Stovall. (Submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.