Omlie, Phoebe Fairgrave collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis
Mrs. Phoebe Omlie, Memphis aviatrix, and Mrs. Walter Fain, leaving on a speaking tour on behalf of the Franklin Roosevelt presidency campagin, 1932 October 24. Image by Goodman Commercial Photographer, Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1932, Phoebe decides to campaign for Franklin D. Roosevelt and hits the campaign trail with Miss Memphis (aircraft). During the summer, Phoebe stumps in 16 different states logging more than 20,000 miles.
FDR rewarded her by appointing Phoebe as a special assistant for air intelligence of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. She was the first woman to hold a position of any consequence in any of the government's aviation bureaus.
1932 October 24
"Mrs. Phoebe Omlie and Mrs. Walter Fain, 1932 October 24" (2023). Images. 8.
Omlie, Phoebe Fairgrave, 1902-1975; Photographs.