Dora Sandoe Bachman portrait   Save
League of Women Voters of Ohio
Description: Portrait of Dora Sandoe Bachman of Columbus, Ohio. Bachman (1869-1930) 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: "Dora Sandoe Bachman was for fifteen years a member of the Executive Board of the Ohio Suffrage Association and was pioneer in the Votes for Women movement in Franklin County. She took an active part in the campaign for municipal suffrage which was granted in 1917 in Columbus, and since the organization of the Franklin County League of Women Voters she has been a member of its board. She was the first woman member of the Columbus Board of Education and was always a leader in good citizenship." 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.
Image ID: MSS354_B10_LWVO_DoraSandoeBachman
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism; Education--Ohio;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);