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Lila (Meade) Valentine

Lila (Meade) ValentineLila (Meade) Valentine (1865–1921), president of the Equal Suffrage League, championed causes of health and education reform. Ironically, she never cast a ballot. Too ill to go to the polls in 1920, she died without ever exercising the franchise.

VHS accession number: 1983.80

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