Lousie Hartshorne Leeds
(1867–1923) Louise was a supporter of woman suffrage in N.Y. State. In February 1910, Louise attended a mass meeting in Albany put on by the New York Suffrage Association and the Equal Franchise Society. Lawmakers and prominent officials were invited to the meeting to hear arguments for woman suffrage. Louise was noted as having gone to Albany to call on lawmakers and to speak to representatives from her district regarding supporting woman suffrage.
Louise was listed as serving as chairman of finance for the Empire State Committee, a suffrage campaign committee organized in November 1913 and composed of representatives from several active N.Y. societies, including the State Suffrage Association, Woman Suffrage Party of New York City, and the Equal Franchise Society. Louise was in attendance at a March 1916 ball of the New York State Suffrage Party, having taken a box for the ball at Madison Square Garden. She was also a member of the League for Political Education, founded in November 1894 with the purpose of promoting good citizenship, social justice, and general intelligence. In 1919, it is noted that the league had 4,000 members, including 700 public school teachers, and that lectures were attended mainly by women. *courtesy alexanderstreet.com
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