: Portrait of Mary B. Grossman of Cleveland, Ohio. Grossman (1879-1977) was included on the "Ohio State Honor Roll" from the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ca. 1930, which listed prominent Ohio women involved in the suffrage movement. Her brief biography from the Honor Roll reads: "Mary Grossman was a member of the American Woman's Suffrage Association, the Cleveland Woman's Suffrage Party, of which she was treasurer for a time, the Wage-Earner's Suffrage League, and the League of Women Voters. An able speaker, she was a successful campaigner for suffrage. She was elected a Judge of the Municipal Court in Cleveland, the first woman to hold this position there. She was re-elected last fall on her record. She has been devoted and continuously interested in removing discriminations against women."
This photograph comes from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Collection. 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_MaryGrossman Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism; Judges -- Ohio; Women legislators; Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)