Alice Huyler Ramsey

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Date of Birth November 11, 1886
Place of Birth New Jersey
Date of Death Sep 10, 1983 (96)
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Alice Huyler Ramsey

Alice Huyler Ramsey was the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast on August 7, 1909.

Born: November 11, 1886, New Barbadoes Township (now Hackensack), New Jersey
Died: September 10, 1983, Covina, California
Occupation: Vehicular pioneer
Spouse(s): John R. Ramsey
Children: John R, Jr. and Alice
Parent(s): Ada and John Huyler

About Alice Huyler Ramsey

New Jersey woman who, in 1909, became the first woman to successfully drive from one U.S. coast to the other, starting in Hell's Gate, New York and ending in San Francisco, California. She was named the Woman Motorist of the Century by AAA for her accomplishment and became the first woman inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

She was born in New Barbadoes Township, New Jersey attended Vassar College from 1903 to 1905.

Achievement

Far from satisfied with her first cross-country adventure, she drove across the U.S. more than 30 times from 1909 to 1975.

Family Life

She married congressman John R. Ramsey in January 1906. She had children with him named John and Alice.

Associations

She and drag racer Shirley Muldowney are both female members of the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Information related to Alice Huyler Ramsey

  • Vermont (automobile) - first automobile to cross the United States.
  • Automotive pioneers
  • Vassar College alumni
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Latest information about Alice Huyler Ramsey updated on October 30, 2020.

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