Catharine Gougar Waugh McCulloch (1862-1945)

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Lawyer, suffragette

Catharine McCulloch was born 4 June 1862 in Ronsomville, New York and studied law at Union College of Law, Chicago. Married to a lawyer and mother of four children, she battled against prejudice of the day against female lawyers. Ahead of her times, Catharine McCulloch authoured a key bill providing for women suffrage in presidential elections which took 20 ryears before being accepted by the state of Illinois. Her victory was an important strategic breakthrough for other women's groups and she became a National American Women Suffrage organizer and officer. McCulloch travelled widely on speaking tours and was instrumental in organizing midwestern sufragette conventions and conceiving the idea for suffrage auto tours. She died 20 April 1945. For more biographical details read Women Win The Vote distributed by The National Woman's History Project, 7738 Bell Rd, Windsor, California, USA, 95492- 8518.

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