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Carrie Chapman Catt

Picture of Carrie Chapman Catt, Woman Suffrage Leader, March 28, 1914

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Carrie Chapman Catt was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) from 1900 to 1904 and from 1915 until it dissolved.
Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt

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Catt was a leader in the more conservative faction of the women's suffrage movement in its later years, preferring to work through lobbying efforts and, before the first World War, for state-by-state laws enabling women to vote rather than a federal suffrage amendment.
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