Gloria E. Myers

Author's Entries

  • Lola Greene Baldwin (1860-1957)

    On April 1, 1908, Portland Mayor Harry Lane administered the police oath to forty-eighty-year-old Lola Greene Baldwin, the first woman hired under civil service rules in the United States as a fulltime paid law enforcement officer. Born Aurora “Lola” Greene, she began her working life as a teacher in New …

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