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Dona Dolores "Lola" Chavez de Armijo


Doña Dolores
"Lola" Chávez de Armijo
(1858-1929)
In 1912, State Librarian Lola Chávez de Armijo
filed a gender discrimination law suit after the
governor sought to replace her by court order,
claiming that as a woman, she was unqualified
to hold office under the constitution and laws of
New Mexico. The New Mexico Supreme Court
ruled in her favor and legislation followed,
thereafter allowing women to hold appointed
office.

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