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Description: Portrait of Georgia Hopley, journalist, suffragist, and labor reformer, ca. 1900. Hopley was born in Bucyrus, Ohio; her parents were John Prat Hopley, Sr., and Georgianna Rochester Hopley. Her father owned and managed two newspapers, the "Bucyrus Journal" and the "Bucyrus Evening Telegraph." At an early age Georgia became interested in journalism, and she went on to become a pioneering woman in that field. Her newspaper columns appeared in in various newspapers on a quasi-syndicated basis from approximately 1880 until her death in 1944. Her main interests centered on woman suffrage and the temperance movement. In addition to her work as a journalist, she was actively involved in social reform efforts. As a journalist and as a delegate, she attended various state, national, and international conventions dealing with suffrage and temperance. In fall 1901 she was appointed a special agent of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics (women in workshops and factories) and from 1921 to 1924 she was a federal prohibition agent. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL00037
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Women in journalism; Temperance--United States;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)