Alice Bull

1910 – Nov 26, 1998

  • 1910 – Born in Cincinnati, grew up in Port Angeles
  • 1917 she riddled a neighbor’s washtub with BBs and got a paddling
    – her father also gave her a .22-caliber rifle
  • 1920 she contracted polio, permanently affected her vocal cords
  • 1929 Captain of the women’s rifle team University of Washington
    – postal matches
  • 1935 – 1937 competed in the National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio
  • 1936 placed 33rd out of 1,400 of the nation’s best competitors in the President’s Hundred-Rifle Match
    –  the only woman to place in to 100 until the mid-1960s
  • 1949 -1998 first woman elected to the National Rifle Association’s board of directors
  • 1961 first woman to earn the Army’s Distinguished Rifleman Badge
  • 1972 first woman to serve on the federal government’s National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice
  • 1983  Leland Bull Sr., died, her husband of 50 years,
  • 1998 she went to a hockey game the night before she died
  • a national rifle marksmanship trophy is awarded in her honor
    – The Alice Bull Trophy
    – awarded to the civilian having the highest aggregate score in the President’s Match and the National Trophy Individual Rifle Match
  • First woman ever elected to Honorary Life Membership in the NRA
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