Photo Courtesy Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Ellsworth native Marjorie Setter was one of about 150,000 America women to serve in the Women¿s Army Corps during World War II. Other than nurses, WAC¿s were the first women to serve with the Army, and it¿s unlikely that women would have been allowed to serve if not for a shortage of men. Similarly, women on the ¿home front¿ worked outside the home in unprecedented numbers during the war, taking the place of men who were fighting overseas.
Marjorie Setter received a degree in Journalism from Kansas State University in 1948, and was a very successful figure in advertising and public relations in Wichita for decades. Setter served as the president of the Advertising Club of Wichita and Kansas Press Women, and continues to serve on many local boards.