WOMEN: Ten Years After

Emily Newell Blair, 53, began campaigning as a feminist in her native Missouri in 1914. She followed through the whole suffrage fight that resulted in the 19th Amendment. She saw what women could do politically, hoped for even greater things. An excellent politician with a shrewd knack of organizing and leading women, she was elected to the Democratic National Committee in 1921, rose in three years to be its first vice-chairman.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of equal suffrage, the League of Women Voters asked Mrs. Blair and...

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