House 1951-62 (District 30)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Former Name: Fletcher
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Newspaperwoman, Newspaper Reporter
Vassar College; College Graduate; Drama, 1940
State University of New York; M.A.; African Studies, 1974, After She Left Office
Ph.D.; Political Sociology
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Hennepin County, Minnesota (County Public Welfare Council's Committtee on Relocation Problems);
19?? to 19??
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Charter Review Committee);
195? to 19??
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Aide to Mayor Arthur E. Naftalin);
1963 to 196?
State Governor Staff:
Minnesota Governor Karl F. Rolvaag's Office (Executive Assistant);
1965 to 1966
Charles Hamilton "C.H." Luther Sr. (while in office, divorced in 1963); John J. Neumaier (remarried in September 1969, after she left office)
Three children (with Charles): Charles Hamilton Jr., and Mark (he was born while she was in office), (sons); Sara Lee (daughter, she was born while she was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)
"...and by 1948 had become an active DFL party worker..." "In early January, 1951, she attended the liberal (DFL) caucus..." (Women of Minnesota: Selected Biographical Essays, 1998, p. 267 and 268)
"Rep. Sally Luther has established herself as one of the main gears in the DFL-liberal majority of the Minnesota house of representatives." (Minneapolis Star?, 1956 or 1957)
She moved to Poughkeepsie, New York in 1968.
She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1962 election. Part of her defeat was attributed to the way names were aligned on the voting machines. In several districts her name appeared to be under the Republican column.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1959-60.