Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Appleton’s)

James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, eds., “Stanton, Elizabeth Cady,” Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1903), 7: 478-479.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, reformer, born in Johnstown, N. Y., Nov. 12. 1815: died in New- York city, Oct. 26, 1902. She was the daughter of Daniel Cady and widow of Henry B. Stanton. (For a sketch of Mr. Stanton's life, see Annual Cyclopaedia for 1887, page 613.) She was graduated at Johnstown Academy and at Emma Willard's Seminary in 1832, and was married in 1840. In 1840 she removed to Seneca Falls, N. Y., and two years later she issued a call for the first woman's congress and began the woman-suffrage movement. She addressed the New York Legislature on the rights of married women in 1854, and in advocacy of divorce for drunkenness in 1860. In 1866, believing women to be eligible for public office, she offered herself as a candidate for Congress. For twenty-five years she annually addressed a congressional committee in favor of an amendment to the Federal Constitution granting enlarged privileges to women. Mrs. Stanton was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1865-‘93, and honorary president of the Woman's Loyal League in 1861. In 1868, with Susan H. Anthony and Parker Pillsbury, she established a periodical entitled The Revolution, which was discontinued a few years later. Among her publications were The History of Woman Suffrage (with Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage); Eighty Years and More (1895); and (with others) The Woman's Bible (1895).
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