Frances Elizabeth Willard

Read about Frances Elizabeth Willard -- an American suffrage leader.
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Frances Elizabeth Willard
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Frances Elizabeth Willard


  • American temperance leader and reformer
  • Born in Churchville, NY
  • Graduated from Northwestern Female College in 1859
  • President of Evanston College for Ladies
  • Dean of women at Northwestern University
  • In 1874 she helped organize the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and in 1879 became its president

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