: This photograph shows the portrait of Anna Lord Strauss, taken by Glogau Photography in Washington, D.C.
Anna Lord Strauss was a noted feminist and women's rights activist who served as the president of the League of Women Voters from 1944-1950. Under her leadership, the League underwent many changes and expanded its membership. Strauss was also known for her influential push in the formation of the United Nations.
The League of Women Voters was first formed at the national level in early 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Soon, additional leagues began to form at the state and local level, with the League of Women Voters of Ohio being organized in May 1920 in Columbus. The League was first formed to empower women to use their newfound right to vote, and today its primary purpose remains citizen education. To this goal, it supports voter registration efforts, provides information on candidates and issues, sponsors debates and offers publications on public policy and voter engagement topics. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS354_B10_LWVO_AnnaLordStrauss Subjects
: Social movements; Women -- Suffrage; National League of Women Voters; Places
: Washington (D.C.);