Dixie Bibb Graves Edit Profile
Educated Girls High School, Montgomery, Alabama. Doctor of Letters, Alabama College, Montevallo. Doctor of Laws, Bob Jones College, Cleveland, Tennessee.
Graves became a civic leader. She was a trustee of Alabama Boys’ Industrial School in Birmingham and president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1915 to 1917. She was active in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the women’s suffrage movement.
She served from August 20, 1937, until her resignation on January 10, 1938. He wanted their continued support for his programs. During her term, she voted in support of New Deal programs directed at agriculture, crop control, and labor policy.
Graves was active in many causes, including public welfare, health, and education. During World War II, she recruited for the Women's Army Corp (WACs), and worked for the Red Cross and the United Service Organizations (USO). One WAC group was designated as the Dixie Bibb Graves Unit.
She was also chair or honorary chair of the Women's Division of the State Democratic Campaign in 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960. Graves died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on January 21, 1965 (age 82 years, 179 days). She is interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.She was named to the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1972.
A very active member of the State Advisors on Women's Activities of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, an organization later known as the National March of Dimes Association, she worked for a cure and hospitals to treat polio. She was a member of the Alabama Historical Association, the American Legion Auxiliary, the No Name Club, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Married Bibb Graves, of Montgomery, October 10, 1900.