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Mabel Chase

(1876 - 1962)

  • Born in Indiana
  • Served as Kiowa County undersheriff
  • When her husband Frank retired as sheriff, she ran for office
  • Among first women elected sheriff in U.S.; served one term, 1926-1928
  • Drove armor-plated car with bullet-proof windows
  • Carried submachine gun to stop bootleggers and bank robbers

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