Texas Trailblazer: Louise Raggio

May 13, 2008

In 1950s America, married women in most states could not open their own bank accounts, sign contracts or control their own paychecks. Women in Texas needed their husband’s permission for most legal and business matters. Attorney, Louise Ballerstedt Raggio changed all that. She didn’t set out to become an icon in the struggle for women’s rights. She became one along the way.

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