Emily Helen Butterfield

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Birthday
4, 1884
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 22, 1958 (73)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1884
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 22, 1958 (73)

About

Leader of the Michigan's women's movement who took up the cause of empowering women in her home state.

Before Fame

She was Michigan's first licensed female architect, opening a practice with her father which greatly influenced the design of local churches.

Trivia

To help more women into the professional ranks, she co-founded the Detroit Business Woman’s Club, the first of such clubs for women in the entire United States.

Family Life

She was born in Algonac, near Port Huron, Michigan.

Associated With

Her actions coincided with the campaign for women's suffrage led by Alice Paul, resulting in the passage of the 19th Amendment.