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WING, MARIE REMINGTON - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

WING, MARIE REMINGTON (5 Nov. 1885-27 Dec. 1982), lawyer, feminist, and reformer, was born in Cleveland to federal judge Francis J. Wing and Mary Brackett Remington, prepared for college at MISS MITTLEBERGER'S SCHOOL for Young Ladies, and attending Bryn Mawr until her father's financial reverses forced her to return to Cleveland, working with the YWCA as both industrial and financial secretary. She also served as its general secretary in New York and sat on the board of trustees. In 1922 Wing left the YWCA and enrolled in Cleveland Law School, which her father had helped found. She was elected to CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL for 2 terms (1923, 1925), having previously sat on the charter review instituting the city manager system in Cleveland. As one of the first 2 women on council, Wing worked to establish a women's bureau in the police department. She was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1926. Wing served on the executive board of the Cleveland Fed. of Women's Clubs, and as executive secretary of the CONSUMERS LEAGUE OF OHIO, where she worked to pass legislation protecting women and children in industry and providing a minimum wage. In 1934 Wing was appointed to the Women's Advisory Committee of the Cleveland Regional Labor Board, heading a special works program committee appointed by the Cuyahoga County Relief Commission. She was the first regional attorney for the Cleveland Social Security office from 1937-53, afterwards opening a private law practice. In 1956, Wing, unmarried, retired to live in Mentor, Ohio.

Marie Wing Papers, WRHS.

Last Modified: 23 Jul 1997 02:01:08 PM

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