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League of Women Voters Founder

Carrie Chapman Catt was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women as well as a leading proponent of the Nineteenth Amendment, a leading suffragist, and a woman who experienced discrimination first hand.

After her first husband died, she had some harrowing experiences in the male working world. As a the valedictorian of her class at Iowa State, she wasn't a woman to take these experiences lying down. Although she married again, she fought so that women wouldn't have to experience such things again. Her marriage allowed her the time to work for women's rights in all areas of life. She died in 1947 and we are still fighting for changes in society but at least women have the right to vote!

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing.
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League of Women Voters Founder

Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman Catt

Mini-biography
Born: Jan 9, 1859
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman Catt at 76 years old