Date of Birth : Apr 21, 1898
Date of Death : Jan 18, 2008
Ruth Hamilton was an American politician and one of America's first female radio talk show hosts. She was the first woman ever to win a seat in the New Hampshire legislature. Hamilton was elected twice to the New Hampshire legislature, from 1964 to 1973. She was instrumental in passing laws that shut down orphanages and made littering a crime in that state. She wrote many newspaper articles, travelogues, and letters to the editor as well as her memoirs, entitled "The Hamilton Saga." She worked for a time in real estate and taught speech and elocution. She also had a great interest in antiques and restoring old homes.