Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Sep 27, 2023
94° F Dallas, TX


By Thomas H. Smith |

On May 16, 1929, newly elected Dallas Mayor J. Waddy Tate fulfilled a campaign promise by firing 22 married women who worked for the city of Dallas. Believing that husbands should be the breadwinners, he argued that married women occupied positions that widows and unmarried women could fill just as well.