Oregon Experience

Lola G. Baldwin

Season 2 Episode 207 | 28m 57s

On April 1, 1908 Lola Greene Baldwin was sworn in to perform police service for the city of Portland and became the nation's first policewoman. For fourteen years she led a crusade against urban vice and corruption and championed the moral and physical welfare of families and single working women.

Aired: 05/15/08

Rating: TV-G

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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.