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Answer: C: Ellen S. Woodward

photo of Ellen Woodward at her desk

Ellen Woodward was at one time the second highest-ranking woman in the Roosevelt Administration (after Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins). Prior to coming to the Social Security Board, she was the Administrator of the Works Progress Administration. The daughter of a U.S. Senator from Mississippi, Mrs. Woodward was a state government legislator and official before coming to Washington. After the Social Security Board was abolished in 1946 and replaced by the Social Security Administration (SSA), she served with the Federal Security Agency (the parent organization of SSA) until her retirement in 1954.


Ellen S. Woodward: New Deal Advocate for Women
by Martha H. Swain
University Press of Mississippi. 1995
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