Teachers, turn your classroom into campaign headquarters! Argonia's election

of April 4, 1887 is long over, but you can still vie for victory. Here's how:

After a discussion of A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR, students

 write their own letter to the US Postal Service Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.

Be sure to include in each letter why Susanna Salter should be commemorated.

Mail the letters in a packet to the address below.


Ask students to make sure the following steps have been followed:

  1. The proposal letters are written and include pertinent historical information                               and important dates associated with Susanna Salter (the candidate).

  2. The letters only discuss Susanna Salter.

  3. The package of letters has adequate postage and will be mailed to:


 After you submit your letters, share them here:

Susana Salter, pictured left. The other two drawings are newspaper renderings by artists who never saw or met her, circa 1887.

Stamp Development

Attn: Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300

Washington, DC 20260-3501

The US Postal Service considers suggestions for stamps that reflect the American experience. Susanna Madora Salter's shocking rise to political fame marked a change in American history. She became the first woman to win/hold this position in both the US and the world. Her election shined a powerful light on the potential for equality. Susanna's bravery and subsequent victory became a popular topic in newspapers on most continents. Her willingness to take a risk in the face of public humiliation and stay on the ballot as an actual candidate—and the Argonians who supported her reflect the words that conclude America's national anthem..."Home of thy brave!"