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1909 Utah Association of the Deaf Convention

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The first Deaf president of the Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD) was a woman named Elizabeth DeLong – This is noteworthy, as women were not granted the right to vote for a decade until the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, and Deaf women members were not allowed to vote in the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) election until 1964. Elizabeth was also the first Deaf female NAD state association president in the entire nation. On a side note, Utah women were the first in the United States to legally vote in modern American history in 1870.

Our current President, Kim Lucas, is the second woman to be the president of UAD after over 100 years of men serving as the president.  

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