Margaret Donahue, Wireless Pioneer


Shown here in this 1917 press photo is Miss Margaret M.A. Donahue of Boston. According to the Tombstone (Ariz.) Epitaph of May 6, 1917,¬†and other newspapers carrying the feature, she was believed to be the first woman in the United States to get a first class commercial radio operator’s license. With war declared only weeks earlier, in a letter to the federal radio inspector, she said that she would be willing to accept active duty in any branch of the service.

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