Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932)
Willa McCord Blake Eslick (1878-1961)
—First Tennessee Woman Elected To The U.S. Congress —
Willa McCord Blake Eslick was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on September 8, 1878; attended private schools, Winthrop Model School, Peabody College and Metropolitan College of Music and Synthetic School of Music, New York City. She was a member of the Tennessee State Democratic committee and popularly elected to the 72nd Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband. Congresswoman Eslick served from August 4, 1932 to March 3, 1933. She attempted to run for re-election for the 73rd Congress, but was deemed ineligible due to “not having qualified
Erected by Pulaski Heritage Trail.
Location. 35° 11.634′ N, 87° 1.65′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is on South Rhodes Street (Cemetery entrance). Touch for map. The marker is located in Maplewood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Adams, CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General John Calvin Brown (about 500 feet away); John Adams (about 500 feet away); Thomas McKissack Jones (about 500 feet away); Maplewood Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nunahi-Duna-Dlo-Hily-I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Davis Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
Also see . . .
1. Edward Everett Eslick - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Willa McCord Blake Eslick - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Politics • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.