Ruth Sandefur (1893 - 1971)

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Ruth Sandefur
1893 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Ruth Sandefur was born on July 16, 1893. She died in November 1971 at age 78. We know that Ruth Sandefur had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39202.

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Ruth Sandefur died in November 1971 at 78 years old. She was born on July 16, 1893. We have no information about Ruth's family. We know that Ruth Sandefur had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39202.
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In 1893, in the year that Ruth Sandefur was born, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1936, by the time she was 43 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, she was 48 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1963, Ruth was 70 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1971, in the year of Ruth Sandefur's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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