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Nov 13, 1923

Virginia Mae Brown was born at Pliny in Putnam County

1947

Virginia Mae Brown graduated from West Virginia University College of Law

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1949

Virginia Mae Brown became executive secretary of the West Virginia Judicial Council

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1952

Virginia Mae Brown was named West Virginia’s first woman assistant attorney general

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May, 1961

Virginia Mae Brown was named West Virginia’s insurance commissioner, the first woman to hold the post in any state

Sep, 1962

Virginia Mae Brown became the first woman to be appointed to the West Virginia Public Service Commission

Mar, 1964

President Lyndon Johnson appointed Virginia Mae Brown to the Interstate Commerce Commission, the first woman to serve on the commission

1969

Virginia Mae Brown was named chairman of the ICC, the first woman to head an independent administrative agency of the federal government

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1979

Virginia Maw Brown left the Interstate Commerce Commission

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Feb 15, 1991

Virginia Mae Brown died of a heart attack at her home in Charleston


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