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Dorothy Dix
  • Name: Dorothy Dix
  • Born: 11/18/1861
  • Died: 12/16/1951 (90 years old)
  • Occupation: Journalist and columnist

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (November 18, 1861 – December 16, 1951), widely known by the pen name Dorothy Dix, was an American journalist and columnist. As the forerunner of today’s popular advice columnists, Dix was America’s highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death. Her advice on marriage was syndicated in newspapers around the world. With an estimated audience of 60 million readers, she became a popular and recognized figure on her travels abroad. In addition to her journalistic work, she joined in the campaign for woman suffrage and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Birth Name: Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer

School: Hollins Institute, 1883

Alias: Dorothy Dix

Birth Place: Woodstock plantation (borders of Montgomery County, Tennessee and Todd County, Kentucky)

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