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Harriet Taylor Upton portrait
Description: Harriet Taylor Upton was born in 1853 in Ravenna, Ohio. In 1880, her father, Judge Ezra B. Taylor, was elected as a Republican representative to Congress. Harriet accompanied her widowed father to Washington, D.C., where she served as his hostess and companion. In Washington, she met George Upton and they were married in 1884. While living in Washington, Upton became involved in the women's suffrage movement. In 1890, she joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and was elected treasurer in 1894, an office she held until 1910. Upton also served as president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association from 1899 to 1908 and again from 1911 to 1920. A life-long member of the Republican Party, Upton became the first woman to serve on the Republican National Executive Committee, in 1920. She ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1926. Harriet Taylor Upton died in 1945 in Pasadena, California, at the age of 90. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC2850
Subjects: Upton, Harriet Taylor; Suffrage--Ohio; Suffragists; Social reformers
Places: Ravenna (Ohio); Portage County (Ohio); Washington (District of Columbia);