Jerrie Mock at Women's Recognition Day   Save
Jerrie Mock at Women's Recognition Day
Description: Aviator Jerrie Mock (at left) of Bexley, Ohio, pictured with Marjorie Whiteman at Women's Recognition Day at the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 1979. Mock was being inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame for her remarkable accomplishment of completing the first solo flight around the world by a woman, made in a single-engine Cessna 180 named "The Spirit of Columbus" in 1964. Marjorie Whiteman was being inducted the same day for her contributions to the field of law, including her roles as legal advisor to Eleanor Roosevelt, advisor to ten Secretaries of State over a span of 40 years, vice president of the American Society of International Law, and author of "Digest of International Law." The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame honor women who have played a significant role in Ohio's history through their trailblazing contributions, and who serve as inspiration and role models for future generations. The Hall of Fame is administered by the Women's Bureau of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which began the program in 1978. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1869_B04F17_01
Subjects: Women air pilots--United States; Aviation--History; Awards; Ohio Women's Hall of Fame; Women--Ohio--History; Law & legal affairs;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)