Alice Huyler Ramsey

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Birthday
11, 1886
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Sep 10, 1983 (96)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1886
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Sep 10, 1983 (96)

About

New Jersey woman who, in 1909, became the first woman to successfully drive from one U.S. coast to the other, starting in Hell's Gate, New York and ending in San Francisco, California. She was named the Woman Motorist of the Century by AAA for her accomplishment and became the first woman inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

She was born in New Barbadoes Township, New Jersey attended Vassar College from 1903 to 1905.

Trivia

Far from satisfied with her first cross-country adventure, she drove across the U.S. more than 30 times from 1909 to 1975.

Family Life

She married congressman John R. Ramsey in January 1906. She had children with him named John and Alice.

Associated With

She and drag racer Shirley Muldowney are both female members of the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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