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During the 1920s, Ola Babcock Miller was active in the women’s suffrage movement and later became famous in Iowa for starting the State Highway Patrol in her first of three terms as Iowa’s Secretary of State. Her election in 1932 came as quite a surprise to the political pundits of the day as she became the first woman, and the first Democrat since the Civil War, to hold statewide political office in Iowa.