Vira Boarman Whitehouse
|Vira Boarman Whitehouse|
September 16, 1875
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Died||April 11, 1957
New York City
|Spouse(s)||James Norman de Rapelye Whitehouse|
|Children||Alice Whitehouse Harjes|
She was chairman in 1913 of the publicity council of the Empire State Campaign Committee and in 1916 of the New York State Woman Suffrage Party (NYSWSP). She was a leader in securing suffrage for New York women in November 1917.
In 1921 she bought the Buchan-Murphy Manufacturing Company, a leather business, renamed it the Whitehouse Leather Products Company, Inc., and reorganized it with herself as president. She managed the company for eight years, reducing the work week from 48 hours to 44 hours, among other changes.
In 1925 she was elected a member of the Democratic County Committee from Manhattan's 15th Assembly District.
- "Whitehouse, Vira Boarman, 1875-1957". Retrieved 2010-07-24. "Vira (Boarman) Whitehouse was born in Virginia on September 16, 1875, the daughter of Robert and Cornelia (Terrell) Boarman. Educated at Newcomb College in New Orleans, VBW married Norman de R. Whitehouse, a New York stockbroker, on April 13, 1898. The couple had one child, Alice (Whitehouse) Harjes. ..."
- Social register, New York. Social Register Association. p. 713.
- Martin J. Manning with Herbert Romerstein, Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), 319-20
- "She Sees Wadsworth Bringing the Party to 'the Brink of Ruin.'". New York Times. October 20, 1926. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
- Berns, David (April 12, 1957). "Mrs. Whitehouse, Suffrage Leader. State Party Chairman Who Was Credited With Winning The Vote In 1917 Dies". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-24. "Mrs. Norman de R. Whitehouse, a leader in the woman's suffrage movement in New York State, died yesterday after a long illness in her home at 39 East Seventy-ninth Street. She was 82 years old. ..."