November 24, 1921

The state’s Attorney General’s Office determined that, while women were now allowed to vote and hold official positions, they could not serve on juries because being a jury member was not an official position.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s  historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo courtesy of State Historical Society of Missouri