Maggie L. Walker

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Birthday
15, 1864
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
Dec 15, 1934 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1864
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
Dec 15, 1934 (70)

About

African-American businesswoman who became the first female bank president in the history of the United States in 1902.

Before Fame

She taught grade school for 3 years.

Trivia

She was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound from 1928 onward, and served as a role model for people with disabilities.

Family Life

Her mother was a former slave.

Associated With

She and explorer Stephen Austin were both natives of Richmond, Virginia.