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Miriam Florence Foline Leslie

(1887–1919) born in New Orleans, Miriam was an author, editor and publisher. Married four times along with several romantic relationships, Miriam was a socialite and world traveler. Her greatest accomplishment was rescuing her late husband's publishing company from bankruptcy. Under her leadership, Frank Leslie Publishing was a successful enterprise, earning her the title "Empress of Journalism".

In her will, Miriam left a bequest of two million dollars to Carrie Chapman Catt to support the suffrage movement. The generous legacy established the Leslie Woman Suffrage Commission and the publishing of "The Woman Citizen" newspaper; a fitting tribute to Miriam's accomplishments in the publishing world.


Woodlawn Cemetery

Spring Lake Plot, Section 15

4199 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10470

Bronx County

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