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Barbara Stuhler

Barbara Stuhler Barbara Stuhler, historian, author, educator and civic leader, served on the national Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters from 1958 to 1964. She joined at age 34 as its youngest member after serving four years on the Minnesota state League's Board. A lifelong scholar, she was a professor at the University of Minnesota for 40 years, serving as associate director of the World Affairs Center and, retiring in 1990 as executive associate dean of the Extension Division. Throughout her life, Stuhler was active in a variety of civic and political organizations, served on numerous boards and generously supported the League in many ways. She remained an active member of the Minnesota state League, overseeing the establishment of the Minnesota Women’s Suffrage Memorial Garden and actively fundraising for the organization. Among her many accomplishments both inside and outside the League, she authored For the Public Record: A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters. In 2002, the League honored her by creating the Barbara Stuhler E- Library with charitable support from Stuhler and her admirers. Barbara passed away in January 2007, leaving generous bequests to both the national and state Leagues. These will help to ensure the League's continued vitality as a voice for all citizens. She is remembered as a strong champion of civic involvement and women’s rights in Minnesota and the nation.