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Anna Howard Shaw

Read about Anna Howard Shaw a leader in the fight for women's suffrage in America.
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Anna Howard Shaw
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Anna Howard Shaw

1847-1919

  • American woman suffrage leader
  • Born in England
  • Emigrated to the United States in 1851
  • Grew up on a farm in Michigan
  • Received a degree in theology (1878) and one in medicine (1885) from Boston University
  • The Methodist Episcopal Church refused to allow her to preach
  • In 1880 she was ordained by the Methodist Protestant denomination
  • Shaw filled several pastorates in Massachusetts
  • In 1888 she met Susan B. Anthony, and worked for woman suffrage for the rest of her life
  • Shaw was vice president at large (1892-1904) and president (1904-1915) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • Dr. Shaw campaigned in every state where a suffrage measure was under consideration and was an effective speaker for the suffrage movement

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