Frances Willard

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Birthday
28, 1839
Birthplace
Churchville, NY
Death Date
Feb 7, 1898 (58)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1839
Birthplace
Churchville, NY
Death Date
Feb 7, 1898 (58)

About

Women's suffragist who was instrumental in helping to pass the 18th and 19th amendments to the United States Constitution.

Before Fame

She attended North Western Female College and pursued a career as a teacher.

Trivia

Her lifelong fight for female suffrage resulted in her being the first woman memorialized in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

Family Life

Her parents were Josiah Flint Willard and Mary Thompson Hill Willard.

Associated With

She and Alice Paul both fought to pass the 19th Amendment, which ultimately gave women the right to vote in the United States.