She was one of the first four women to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. The others were: Myrtle Cain, Hannah Johnson Kempfer, and Mabeth Hurd Paige. All four were elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
She was a member of the Republican Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)
She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1924, 1926, 1930, and 1934 elections.
Her grandfather, John Dickey, and her uncle, Oliver J. Dickey both served in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. They also served in the United States House of Representatives.
Her birth year is listed as 1883 by the social security death index and 1882 on her death certificate.
She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when she was a baby or when she was 2 years old. She lived in Chicago, Illinois from 1912-1916, then returned to Minnesota.