A formal portrait of Susanna Madora Salter, 1860-1961, and her husband, Lew Salter in 1880, during the first year of their marriage.
In 1887, Susanna Salter was elected mayor of Argonia, Kansas. Not only was she first female mayor in the US, she was the first woman elected to any political office in the United States. Her nomination began as a joke from those who disagreed with her pro-temperance stance, but Susana ended up winning by a 2 to 1 majority. She served a one year term before declining to run for reelection.
The Salter’s home in Argonia is a local history museum.