Meg Rutherford Pickford

Honored by:James H. Pickford
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I take great pleasure in honoring my wife Meg in the Plaza of Heroines. Margaret Rutherford Pickford, an active member of the League of Women Voters for nearly forty years, graduated from Iowa State University in 1948. She has served on local League boards in Flossmoor, Illinois; Fairfax, Virginia and the National Capitol Area. In 1983 "The Washington Post" and the Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations recognized her with their Citation of Merit for Citizens Service.

She is the author of "Remember the Ladies..." a 1987 League of Women voters of the Fairfax Area publication commemorating passage of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States constitution and the suffragists imprisoned in 1917 at the Occoquan Workhouse in Fairfax County, Virginia for picketing the White House to gain their right to vote. Due to the efforts of the Fairfax Area League a historic marker was placed at this location by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. It was the first marker in the state to recognize civil rights and woman's rights.