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Suffragists in Wisconsin

Olympia Brown, Racine: Tireless campaigner in South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa and Maryland from 1896 to 1916, president of Wisconsin’s Woman Suffrage Association from 1884 – 1912, 28 years. She helped form the Federal Suffrage Association to push for federal amendment, was over 80 years old when she burned Woodrow Wilson’s speeches during a Congressional Union protest, a lifelong suffragist who lived to vote. She as also the first woman to be fully ordained a minister in the U.S.

Belle Winestine, Madison (University): selected by members of the State Headquarters for Woman Suffrage in Wisconsin as the student representative to address a joint session of the state legislature. Helped launch suffrage campaign in Montana.