About Dixie Graves (Bibb)
Dixie Bibb Graves (July 26, 1882 – January 21, 1965) was a United States Senator and former First Lady from the state of Alabama. The first woman Senator from Alabama, she was appointed to the Senate by her husband, then Governor Bibb Graves, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hugo L. Black. She was the first married woman to serve in the Senate; all previous female senators were widows. Graves served from August 20, 1937 to her resignation on January 10, 1938.