Martha Wright

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Martha Wright was born in Pierce City, Missouri back in 1912. After attending public schools, she went on to the University of Missouri earning B.A. continuing her education, she graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1940.

After graduation, she worked in private practice, for the American Automobile Insurance Company and as Ordnance District contract negotiator. She was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. In 1954, she was elected as a Democrat from Michigan’s 17th congressional district.

What you may not know about Martha Wright Griffiths is that she was the first woman to serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means and the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Michigan. She was “instrumental” in including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title VI in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1982, she was the first Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. A true pioneer don’t you think? Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sure do love those "pioneering" women, James. They are an inspiration to all women.

Jul 26, 2017 04:28 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Thank you for introducing us to Martha Wright..she definitely was a woman pioneer who made things happen!

Jul 26, 2017 04:56 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that was a "hellova woman"... but Nina Hollander said it best!!!!

Jul 26, 2017 05:18 AM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

Smart thoughtful men understand the value, skill set, and the ability to tackle issues from a different perspective that women bring to the table.  I think you are one of those men. 

Jul 26, 2017 05:41 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

We really need more like her now.

Jul 26, 2017 05:51 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would be fine with more women in politics so I hope stories like this will be an inspiration.

Jul 26, 2017 06:00 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such an accomplished woman indeed and someone else that I had never heard of before now, haha.  I guess that I should get out more.

Jul 26, 2017 06:44 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a terrific read and clearly a very serious woman.

Jul 26, 2017 06:46 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning James - another first for women.  Thanks for the update.

Jul 26, 2017 07:10 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story of a pioneering woman.  This is another gem you shared with us.  A

Jul 26, 2017 07:15 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 What a great story about someone who is dedicated to a public service. I'm glad to see she broke the glass ceiling James Dray 

Jul 26, 2017 07:30 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for telling us about Martha Wright Griffiths.

Jul 26, 2017 08:50 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- she certainly was a pioneer.  There are many females who lead the way.

Jul 26, 2017 10:52 AM #13
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, James.  I have a lot of respect for these pioneers that blazed a trail that others could follow.

Jul 27, 2017 05:24 AM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Couldn't agree more, James, - Martha Wright Griffiths, a 'true pioneer.'

Jul 28, 2017 06:17 PM #15
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

That's a lot of 1sts, she really was a true pioneer. Good thing she was around in 1964 for the Civil Rights Act.

Aug 01, 2017 11:32 AM #16
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

THis is her photo. Still do not know much about her/

GRIFFITHS, Martha Wright

Aug 24, 2017 06:39 PM #18
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