Alice Paul PhD

Alice Stokes Paul PhD (1885 - 1977)

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Alice Stokes Paul PhD
Born in Mount Laurel, Burlington, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Biography

Alice Stokes Paul was one of the greatest women suffrage movement leaders in US history.[1]

Alice Stokes Paul was born January 11th, 1885 to William Mickle Paul and Tacie Parry in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

She graduated at the top of her class in a Quaker school in Moorestown, New Jersey. She then attended Swarthmore College and graduated in 1905 with a Bachelor's degree in science. She received a Masters degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. Alice attended a university in England in 1906, then returned to get her Ph.D. in 1912 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alice's family believed in equality for both genders. Her mother had once said, "Well, Mr. Paul [Alice's father] always used to say, when there was anything hard and disagreeable to be done, 'I bank on Alice.'" She took this to heart in her fight for equality.

Alice went to England to study and pursue a career in social work. During that time, she joined the radical British suffrage movement. Christabel Pankhurst inspired Alice at one of her speeches in England, when in a speech she told the crowd, made up of mostly women, that women worked as hard as men, thus they should have the same rights and be treated equally. Not having the right to vote inspired Alice to help women get that right. She was jailed many times for her protests. Alice joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Over the next seven years, the NAWSA pursued legislation but then left to create the National Woman's Party where they held protests and hunger strikes. At times she was arrested and forced to eat to end the strikes. She later founded a group called the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (CUWS), dedicated to achieve the federal ammendment supporting a women's right to vote. Finally on Januray 9, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson announced his support of the women's suffrage amendment. The next day, the amendment was passed.[1]

Alice never married but committed her life to what she believed was more important. She continued to fight for women's rights until her death July 9th, 1977 in Moorestown, New Jersey.[15] She is buried at the Westfield Friends Burial Ground, Cinnaminson, NJ.[15]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alice Paul", National Women's Hall of Fame. Accessed 20 Mar 2020
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9N2-J3N : accessed 20 March 2020), Alice Paul in household of William Paul, Mount Laurel Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24, sheet 13B, family 273, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,957.
  3. "New Jersey State Census, 1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMWQ-KCB : 2 December 2019), Alice Paul in household of Tacie P Paul, , Burlington, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 14, line 84, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,590.
  4. "New Jersey State Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV93-8XC2 : 15 March 2018), Alice Paul in household of Tacie P Paul, Mount Laurel Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States; citing sheet #8B, household 79, line #56, New Jersey State Library, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,465,508.
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4PT-18Y : accessed 20 March 2020), Alice Paul in household of Tacie P Paul, Moorestown, Burlington, New Jersey, United States; citing ED 75, sheet 20A, line 39, family 463, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1021; FHL microfilm 1,821,021.
  6. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5Y-K6LJ : 16 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1907; citing Passport Application, New Jersey, United States, source certificate #35378, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 40, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMKR-7J5 : accessed 20 March 2020), Alice Paul, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 113, sheet 16A, line 1, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 295; FHL microfilm 2,340,030.
  8. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXL1-J97 : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1927; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24NF-27Y : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1931; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24VX-DK5 : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1935; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242W-S86 : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  12. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24JB-PCT : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1933; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  13. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXL1-JSQ : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1927; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  14. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX9M-JGZ : 12 March 2018), Alice Paul, 1925; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 March 2020), memorial page for Alice Stokes Paul (11 Jan 1885–9 Jul 1977), Find A Grave: Memorial # 6283941, citing Westfield Friends Burial Ground, Cinnaminson, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

See Also:

  • From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights: Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party, 1910-1928 Christine A. Lunardini.


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"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality." -Alice S. Paul
posted 1 Nov 2009 by Anonymous Tellechea
"There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it."- Alice Paul
posted 1 Nov 2009 by Anonymous Tellechea
"When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row." - Alice S. Paul
posted 1 Nov 2009 by Anonymous Tellechea
"Deeds,Not words" Was her motto.
posted 1 Nov 2009 by Anonymous Tellechea
"When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row." - Alice S. Paul
posted 30 Oct 2009 by Anonymous ortiz
"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality." -Alice S. Paul
posted 30 Oct 2009 by Anonymous ortiz
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My 9th cousin, twice removed. How very cool!
posted by Katie (Lanham) Taylor
Thank you Alice for all your sacrafics . Pleased to know we are cousins three ways, closest being 7th twice removed. A piece of that fighting spirit assuredly lives on. Have to see that movie thanks Scott!
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I've been a fan of her since seeing Iron Jawed Angels. There is a reason we don't learn about her in school.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Her mother and father should be privacy=open since she was born in 1885. We'd like to connect her to the rest of WikiTree. Thanks. Bob Fields, Notables project leader.
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Alice is 19 degrees from Mary Pickford, 20 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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