Anna "Annie" White Baxter

Carthage Women in History

Anna "Annie" White Baxter
1864 – 1944

1882: Graduated Carthage High School

1882–90: Clerked for County Clerk, George Blakeney; later served other county officials.

1888: Married Charles W. Baxter

1890: Elected Jasper County Clerk; 1st woman elected to this position in the United States of America. Also thought to be first female elected to public office in Missouri.

1891–94: Served as Jasper County Clerk.

1892: Green County Courts uphold election of Baxter after defeated male candidate brings suit.

1894: Left office when she lost re-election bid to Republican candidate.

c.1895: Moved to St. Louis, then Jefferson City after divorcing husband.

1908–16: Worked as land clerk for former Carthaginian Cornelius Roach, Secretary of State.

1922–25: Financial Secretary to Missouri Constitutional Convention.

1926–30: Secretary to Dean James T. Quarrels, University of Missouri School of Fine Arts.

Remained active in Democratic Party politics until the end of her life.

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