Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt was an American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. (Source: Wikipedia)

Born: January 9, 1859, Ripon, WI

Died: March 9, 1947, New Rochelle, NY

Education: Iowa State University (1877–1880)

Organizations founded: National American Woman Suffrage Association,


“To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.”

“No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.”

“In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less.”