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Jean Brooks Greenleaf

(1831–1918) In 1867, Jean and her husband, a former Civil War Colonel, moved to Rochester, NY, where he served twice as a Democrat in the U.S. Congress. She helped draft the constitution of the Woman's Educational and Industrial Union, started by Unitarian reformer Mary Gannett and Susan B. Anthony in 1893.

Jean was a leader in the Women's Political Club organized by Mary Anthony and others, and addressed a suffrage hearing of the House Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress. When Anthony decided to return to Madison Street in 1891, Jean raised $250 through the Political Club to refurnish the house. The Greenleafs were among the few invited to the Anthony home on New Years Day, 1895, and Jean later spoke at Susan's 75th birthday and 85th birthdays. In 1907, she addressed the gathering at Rochesters A.M.E. Zion Church for the unveiling of a stained-glass window memorial for Susan B. Anthony.


Mount Hope Cemetery

Section C, Lot 194

1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

Monroe County

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