Roxcy Bolton, right, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins.

Roxcy Bolton, right, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins.


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  • 198-

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  • Accompanying note: "Sandra Day O'Connor + Paula Hawkins thank Roxcy Bolton for leadership among women!"

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  • Paula Fickes Hawkins was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 24, 1927. Member of the Florida Public Service Commission from 1972 until 1979. First woman from Florida elected to the U.S. Senate serving January 1, 1981 until January 3, 1987. She died on December 3, 2009.

  • Biography Note

  • Roxcy O'Neal Bolton, pioneer feminist, was born in 1926 in Mississippi. She was active in Democratic Party organizations. She married Commander David Bolton U.S.N. who later acted as president of Men for ERA. In 1966, Bolton helped form Florida's National Organization for Women, serving as charter president of the Miami Chapter and National Vice President in 1969. She founded Women in Distress, a non-profit agency providing emergency housing, rescue service and multi-discipline assistance to women in situations of personal crisis.

  • Biography Note

  • In 1974 Roxcy was instrumental in establishing the Rape Treatment Center, the first of its kind, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. That same year Bolton organized Florida's first Crime Watch meeting to help stem crime against women. She has served on many boards and commissions and has been the recipient of numerous awards relating to her work in women's rights. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Roxcy Bolton, right, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins.
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Roxcy Bolton, right, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins. 198-. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 9 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/332546>, accessed 22 April 2019.

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Roxcy Bolton, right, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins. 198-. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 22 Apr. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/332546>.

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