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Exemplar: Norma Paulus Remembered


Norma Paulus left the planet in 2019.  She was Oregon's first woman secretary of state, first woman major party candidate for governor, and later Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Paulus did not take no for an answer, at a time in history when many men in positions of power said "no" to her.

Before her health declined, Paulus and a pair of co-authors joined forces to tell her story, in The Only Woman In the Room: The Norma Paulus Story.William "Fritz" Paulus, Norma's son, visited in 2017 to talk about the book and  his mother's legacy.

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