Campbell, John Allen

Life Span
to
Full name
John Allen Campbell
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
1
Family
Isabella Crane Wunderly (wife, 1872)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Journalist
Other
Other Occupation
Printer
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
Grant Administration (1869-77)
Diplomat
Governor
Military
Union Army
US military (Post-Civil War)

John Allen Campbell (American National Biography)

Scholarship
Campbell's real importance, however, is his role in the passage of the nation's first woman suffrage law. In 1889 Wyoming's constitutional convention included a suffrage provision in the aspiring state's constitution. When it joined the Union on 10 July 1890, Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote and hold office. Wyoming became known as "the Equality State," a legacy to which Campbell contributed.
Rick Ewig, "Campbell, John Allen," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-01123.html.
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