June 19, 2010
Fayetteville (Washington County) native Virginia Maud Duncan was the second woman in Arkansas to secure registration as a pharmacist. She was also publisher and editorial writer for her own newspaper, the Winslow American. In 1925, she made national news when she was elected mayor of Winslow (Washington County) with an all-women city council. This successful petticoat government was reelected to a second term but declined to run for a third. After the end of her political career, she continued as a pharmacist and newspaper publisher.