Alice Teeter Knapp

(1870–1918) Alice served as the vice-president of the Woman Suffrage Party of Chemung County during the 1917 campaign. She was the founder of the Women's League for Good Government and served as president of the Elmira Women's Civic League. Both she and her husband, District Attorney Wilmot E. Knapp, were involved in the temperance movement.

During the 1918 campaign to turn Elmira dry, Alice's efforts to organize the city's women in favor of the measure proved instrumental in the law's passage. At the time of her unexpected death in 1918, she was being considered for Police Commissioner.

Woodlawn Cemetery

1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY 14905

Chemung County

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