Margaret Donahue, First Woman Licensed as Commercial Radio Operator

MargaretDonahue1917We previously wrote about Margaret Donahue of Boston, who was reportedly the first woman to receive her  first class commercial radio operator’s license.  This fact was reported a hundred years ago today in this clipping from the March 29, 1917, edition of the Bridgeport (CT) Evening Farmer.

She was at that time employed as a wire telegraph operator in Boston.  With her new credential, she had volunteered her service to her country in the upcoming war.



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