Helen Leavitt

(1876–1947) Helen was the legislative chairwoman of the New York State Suffrage Party. Due to her brilliant legislative work, she was key to the 1917 passage of the New York State women's suffrage law. She was also director of the Women's Land Army of New York State and Onondaga County, whose goal was to establish labor and living standards for women farm workers (known as farmerettes). Later in life, Helen became the New York Tribune's Assistant Advertising Director.

White Plains Rural Cemetery

167 N Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603

Westchester County

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