The first woman to be elected to the senate without being previously appointed to the United States Congress. She was also the first woman to hold a congressional office in South Dakota. Her mother, Mary Isabella "Mamie" Shields Pyle, was very active in the national women’s suffrage movement.
A collection of research done by Jeanette Kinyon and Jean Walz about Pyle’s career as a politician - available at Briggs Library at South Dakota State University; these are also available at University of South Dakota in Vermilion.
- Grave site Marker* - Beadle County, SD
- Emmy E. Warner, "Women in Congress: 1917-1964," The Western Political Quarterly 19 no. 1 (March 1966): 16-30.