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Ruth Campbell Clement Litt

(1867–1937) Ruth was a suffragist and advocate for women's rights. Widowed young, she became a successful farmer in rural Suffolk County and put her energy into promoting business opportunities for women.

Ruth became a member of the New York State Republican Committee and served as chairperson of the GOP in Suffolk County. In 1924, she was denied an opportunity to represent her area in the Republican National Convention. Ruth responded by setting off on a worldwide tour supporting business opportunities for women.

In 1929, Ruth was an organizer of the Open Door International. This organization was dedicated to having women viewed equally to men in industry.


Woodlawn Cemetery

501 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10470

Bronx County

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