Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
seated, with Susan B. Anthony

1815-1902

  • American reformer and leader of the woman suffrage movement
  • Born in Johnstown, NY
  • Educated at the Troy Female Seminary (now Emma Willard School) in Troy, NY
  • In 1840 she married Henry Brewster Stanton, a journalist and abolitionist
  • Attended the international slavery convention in London where the woman delegates were excluded from the floor of the convention
  • The exclusion of women candidates led Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott to organize women to win greater equality
  • The first women's rights convention in the U.S. was held in 1848 at Seneca Falls, NY (Stanton was instrumental in organizing this event)
  • Stanton pushed for a suffrage clause to be included in the bill of rights for women
  • She was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association from 1869 to 1890, and of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1890 to 1892
  • Elizabeth Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Parker Pillsbury edited the Revolution, a militant feminist magazine from 1868 to 1870
  • Stanton was a brilliant orator and an able journalist

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