Carrie Chapman Catt
Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was a women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.
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... She was born Carrie Clinton Lane in Ripon, Wisconsin ... Catt spent her childhood in Charles City, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State College (later called Iowa State University) in Ames, Iowa, graduating in three years ... In 1885 Carrie married newspaper editor Leo Chapman, but he died in California soon after ...
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“There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.”
—Carrie Chapman Catt (18591947)
“The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.”
—John Jay Chapman (18621933)