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Landes was Council President after her reelection in 1924.She was acting mayor in 1924, when Mayor Brown left town to attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention.
Several women worked for the Seattle Public Library in its early years.
With the help of Carnegie funds, a new Central Library opened in 1906 between Fourth and Fifth at Madison and Spring.
She wrote of herself "...[I]t would appear that the head of this department had failed to convince those in power of even the most evident needs of the Reference Department, though so keenly aware of them herself.
This is especially strange since she has quite the opposite reputation outside the library, to such an extent that when anything seems hopeless of accomplishment it is very frequently turned over to her, with some measure of success . ." Banks worked for the Library for 17 years, leaving in 1910 to work for the public service commission in New Jersey.
When Landes was defeated for re-election for Mayor in 1928 by Frank Edwards, she was asked about the future of women in politics. In a 1929 Colliers article she wrote, "In politics it commonly takes a superior woman to overcome the handicap of traditional prejudice." Landes wanted to be treated equally with men and called for public service to be gender-netural.
She said, "Women now wield considerable power along political lines and I believe each succeeding year for some time to come will find them wielding that power more effectively. "Let us, while never forgetting our womanhood, drop all emphasis on sex, and put it on being public servants." She despised being called "mayoress." Landes continued to be active in the community after she left office.She later worked in a library in New York City and was the librarian for the National Cash Register Company in Dayton, Ohio.She returned to Seattle, performing social work until her health failed. In the early 20th century, the campaign for women's suffrage and prohibition issues brought women into the public sphere. city to have a woman mayor when Bertha Knight Landes was elected. Landes moved to Seattle in 1895 when her husband Henry was appointed to the University of Washington faculty.Powell subsequently won office and served on the Council from 1935 to 1955.The first African American woman on City Council, Sherry Harris, was not elected until 1992 and served one term, from 1992 to 1995.Banks thought that the Library could request copies of books from local authors, with the goal of representing each local author with at least one book. Were it possible to have all of the works of even a few such authors [such] as Col. The ascent was part of a six-week climbing trip chronicled by the editor of "The Mountaineer," Mary Banks.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating