Viola Napier

Viola Napier, pictured in 1932, was one of the first two women elected to Georgia's House of Representatives. She won office in 1922, along with Bessie Kempton, and served until 1926. Trained as a lawyer, Napier was also the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Courtesy of Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Memorial Library

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries