Gertrude Poe

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Gertrude Louise Poe (September 21, 1915 – July 13, 2017) was an American journalist, lawyer, real estate agent, insurance agent, and radio broadcaster. She was born in Granite, Maryland. Poe served as the editor of Laurel Leader in Laurel, Maryland from 1939 to 1980. She was known as "Maryland's First Lady of Journalism."[1]

Poe turned 100 in September 2015.[2]

Poe died on July 13, 2017 in Ashton, Maryland of respiratory arrest at the age of 101.[3]

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  1. "Maryland Department of Human Resources: Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland seek nominees for the 2012 Women's Hall of Fame". dhr.state.md.us. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  2. Dzwonchyk, Melanie (September 17, 2015). "Gertrude Poe, Laurel's pioneering journalist, celebrates 100th birthday". Laurel Leader. Baltimore Sun Media Group. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  3. Dzwonchyk, Melanie (July 14, 2017). "Gertrude Poe, 101, edited Laurel Leader for 41 years". Laurel Leader. Baltimore Sun Media Group. Retrieved July 15, 2017.