Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Gillett (born 1924)

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WA United States of America

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WA United States of America

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Mother: Dorothy Elaine (Ferguson) Kroetch
Father: Hollis "Joe" Joseph Kroetch
Siblings: Frank Edward Kroetch, Juanita Maryjane "Norma" Kroetch, and Hollis Frederick "Fred" Kroetch

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In 1933, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1944, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1954, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1967, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1973, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Gillett passed away in Washington. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1924 in Washington. She was born to Dorothy Elaine (Ferguson) Kroetch and Hollis "Joe" Joseph Kroetch, with siblings Frank, Juanita, and Hollis.

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