Frances S. Klock

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Frances S. Klock (January 1, 1844 – October 6, 1908) was an American politician in the state of Colorado.[1]

Frances S. Klock
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1844-02-01)February 1, 1844
Lee, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 6, 1908(1908-10-06) (aged 64)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceDenver, Colorado

Legislative careerEdit

Colorado became the first state in which women obtained the right to vote through popular election on January 7, 1893.[2] The following year, on November 6, 1894, three women were elected to serve in the Colorado House of Representatives. Besides Holly, they included Clara Cressingham and Carrie C. Holly.[3] All three were Republicans and were sworn into office in 1895. Each served one term, from 1895 to 1896.


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  2. ^ "House Bill 118". State of Colorado. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  3. ^ "First Women to Serve in State and Territorial Legislatures". National Conference of State Legislatures. Retrieved 10 March 2013.