Virginia Pate Wetter, 97
Havre de Grace, MD
“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!"