Best remembered for her role in founding and operating the Women's Social and Political Union of the early 1900s, this British-born women's suffrage activist also played a key role in the United States' evangelical Second Adventist movement.
She earned an honors LLB degree from the University of Manchester but was barred from practicing law as a result of her gender.
At the conclusion of World War I, she entered a 1918 election as a representative of the newly-formed Women's Party.
She was born in Manchester, England to women's suffragette
She was born in the same year as American suffragette and politician Jeannette Rankin.