103) Alice Sanger

The first female staffer to serve in the White House

Birth and Death Dates Unknown, as is place of Origin

She was hired by the Harrison Administration in 1890.

It is believed today that her appointment into the White House was Harrison’s way of acknowledging the women’s suffrage movement gaining momentum in the United States.

Alice was hired to work as a stenographer.

It is also believed she was hired at the urging of Harrison’s wife Caroline.

That’s literally the only information known about her.

Sources:

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harrison-welcomes-alice-sanger-as-first-female-staffer

https://www.almanac.com/fact/alice-sanger-became-the-first-female-staffer

https://www.freedomreconnection.com/2017/01/02/alice-sanger-first-female-white-house-staffer/

http://www.historyswomen.com/1stWomen/carolineharrison.html