Ruth Helen Winchester Morey

Significance: 

Though the town was incorporated in 1713, it was not until

1956 that Ruth Morey became the first woman elected to serve

as a “Selectman.” Four years later Ruth became the first female

Chair of the Selectmen. Ruth also became the first female

president of Lexington Historical Society. She won the White

Tricorne Hat in 1976 and served in Town Meeting for 25 years.

Ruth represents the women who are first to accomplish

something and who do it exceptionally well!

Birth: 

Death:

22-Dec-05

4-Nov-94

Obituary:

Marriage:

George P Morey

Children:

Yes

Places Lived:

Lexington

Connection to Lexington:

Wikipedia: 

Book Titles:

Education:

Employment:

Radcliffe College

President of the Lexington Historical Society
Lexington School Committee and Chair
Town Meeting for 25 years
White Tricorn Hat Winner- 1976

Quotation:

Link to page in Notable American Women:  

Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?  

Yes

Additional Info:

Ruth Morey was the first female member of the Board of Selectmen (1956), the first female Chair of that Board (1960), and the first female president of Lexington Historical Society (1964) –from @LexHistSoc tweet 

Some of this information distilled from FindAGrave.com and various corroborating sources on Ancestry.com

Preliminary Sketch
- Meredith Bergmann
Ruth Helen Winchester Morey