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Victoria Woodhull
  • Name: Victoria Woodhull
  • Born: 09/23/1838
  • Died: 06/09/1927 (88 years old)
  • Occupation: Suffragist, politician, feminist, writer
  • Known for: Politics, women's rights, women's suffrage, feminism, civil rights, anti-slavery, stockbroker, journalism, free love

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838– June 9, 1927), was an American leader of the women’s suffrage movement. In 1872, she ran for President of the United States. While many historians and authors agree that Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States, some have questioned that priority given issues with the legality of her run. They disagree with classifying it as a true candidacy because she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35 (Woodhull’s 35th birthday was in September 1873, seven months after the March inauguration). However, election coverage by contemporary newspapers does not suggest age was a significant issue; this may, however, be due to the fact that no one took the candidacy seriously.

Birth Name: Victoria California Claflin

Alias: Victoria California Claflin

Party: Equal Rights

Birth Place: Homer, Ohio, US

Death Place: Bredon, Worcestershire, UK

Source: Wikipedia

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