August 9, 1903
Gressie Umsted Carnes was born. Carnes moved to Arkansas from Louisiana in the early 1920s and played major roles in promoting Easter Seals and Girl Scouts in Arkansas. She also played a major fundraising role in the campaigns of many Democratic local, state, and national leaders. Active in the national Democratic Party, she was the National Democratic Committeewoman from Arkansas from 1944 until her death in 1979.