Born this day in 1880: Hanna Jensen Kempfer (1880–1943), popular legislator who served in the Minnesota state house of representatives for nearly 20 years. Champion of women, children (especially “illegitimate” ones like herself), the disabled, and the environment.
“A child should not be punished for what is no fault of his own. I want to do all I can to improve the lot of these poor children because I am one of them. I am an illegitimate child. I know what it means.”
—Hanna Jensen Kempfer