Carrie (Lane) Chapman Catt

Carrie Clinton (Lane) Chapman Catt (1859 - 1947)

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Carrie Clinton Chapman Catt formerly Lane
Born in Ripon, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Oct 2014 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
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Categories: American Suffragettes | US Civil Rights Activists | Unconnected Notables of the United States of America | Activists and Reformers | American Notables.

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Carrie Chapman Catt was an activist who is most well known for her efforts to pass the 19th Amendment to the constitution, which would give women the right to vote in 1920.


Social Reformer, Suffragist. She began working for woman suffrage in Iowa in 1887. In 1900 she succeeded Susan B. Anthony as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), and held that position until 1904. In 1902 she founded the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (IWSA) and served as president until 1923, with affiliates eventually being founded in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Norway, Sweden and the United States. After accepted another term as president of NAWSA in 1915, she worked for the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, whuch would grant suffrage to women. At a convention marking NAWSA's 50th anniversary Catt announced the founding of the League of Women Voters (LWV), which would succeed the NAWSA and enable women to become informed voters. The 19th Amendment was eventually ratified on August 26, 1920. In 1915 she helped establish the Woman's Peace Party, and helped to organize the Committee on the Cause and Cure of War in 1925, serving as chair until 1932. Following World War I she campaigned for American participation in the League of Nations and later the United Nations. (bio by: Diane Carmichael Blank)

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx Bronx County New York, USA Plot: Primrose Plot, Laurel Avenue

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