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Susan Brownell Anthony

February 15, 1820–March 13, 1906

1 Born at Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; daughter of Lucy Read and Daniel Anthony. Taught school, 1839–1849. 2 Involved in contemporary reform efforts; advocated for abolition of slavery, women’s right to own property, temperance, and women’s labor unions. Helped found the Women’s State Temperance Society of New York, 1852. Began publishing the Revolution with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1868. Elected chair of the executive committee of the National Woman Suffrage Association, 1869. Elected vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), 1890; served as president of NAWSA, 1892–1900. 3 Visited Utah suffragists, 1871 and 1895. 4 Died at Rochester, Monroe County, New York. (See Document 4.27)


  1. [1] Find a Grave, database (, accessed Apr. 2014), memorial no. 31, Susan B. Anthony; Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.
  2. [2] See Ida Husted Harper, The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, 2 vols. (Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1898–1899).
  3. [3] See Francis S. Drake, Dictionary of American Biography (Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1879), 30–31; Dictionary of American Biography, ed. Allen Johnson, vol. 1 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928), 318–321; and Harper, Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony .
  4. [4] Lola Van Wagenen, Sister-Wives and Suffragists: Polygamy and the Politics of Woman Suffrage, 1870–1896, Dissertations in Latter-day Saint History (Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 2003), 1–14, 148–149. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 4, 2016), Susan Brownell Anthony L7GY-8LD .