Virginia Pate Wetter, 97

Havre de Grace, MD

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“I have done my share in cracking the glass ceiling; now a younger generation must carry on”

 

  • Born August 1919 in Havre de Grace, MD

  • When first husband died at 44, took over his radio business

  • In ‘60s was one of five female broadcast managers in the U.S.

  • Three children, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren

 

"I was born just a year before the 19th amendment. I grew up, supported by both parents, believing that I could do whatever needed to be done despite being a female. Even as a very small child, I can recall my mother’s excitement at being able to vote. I was excited, too, when I was old enough to vote and could vote for FDR’s fourth term! Because I was a pioneer in the field of broadcasting, it has a great appeal to me to be able to vote for a woman for the presidency of the United States, and not just any woman but a highly qualified woman who already has proved herself capable for this position. I have, in my time, voted for a black president and now I have just voted (early voting) for Hillary Clinton. I have done my share in cracking the glass ceiling; now a younger generation must carry on. Vote for Hillary!!! She is far more qualified than her opponent and she needs us all at her back!"

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