Humanitarian and Friend of France
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Throughout her life, Ms. Morgan championed a variety of progressive causes and cultural endeavors. She assisted in the establishment of the Colony Club in New York City (the first all-female club in the United States), marched alongside protestors advocating for factory seamstresses, opened a temperance restaurant in Brooklyn, founded a thrift association and vacation fund for young working women, and championed women's suffrage. She is well known for assisting France during World War I.
She was active in establishing the American Fund for French Injured and converted her Versailles villa Trianon into a recovery facility for wounded troops. She toured the front lines and aided in the establishment of a hospital on the French battlefields.
Morgan and her colleague Anne Dike were awarded the Croix d'Officier de la Légion d'Honneur by French General Maréchal Pétain in July 1924 for their efforts with AFFW and CARD.
Morgan bequeathed the Chateau de Blérancourt to France and aided in the establishment of the Franco-American Museum on the grounds, which continues to commemorate the two countries' connection stretching all the way back to the American Revolution.
During World War II, she co-founded the American Friends of France with its French counterpart, the Comité Americain de Secours Civil, to aid people caught up in yet another conflict. She became the first woman and the first American to be honored with a marble plaque in the Court of Honor at Paris's Hôtel des Invalides, near Napoleon's grave, following her death in 1952 at the age of 78.
Anne died on 29 Jan 1952 in Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York aged 78. Her former residence on New York City's Sutton Place was donated to the United Nations and is now the Secretary General's residence.
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