Ellen Clark Sargent
Ellen Clark Sargent (Massachusetts, 1826 - 1911) was an active American women's suffragette. She was influential in advocacy for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which sought to give women the right to vote.
In 1869, Sargent founded the Nevada County Women's Suffrage Organization. She later served as president of the California Woman Suffrage Association. She also co-founded the Century Club, San Francisco's first women's club, which still exists.
At the national level, she was a treasurer of the National Woman Suffrage Association, which advocated for women's suffrage through a national constitutional amendment, and a friend and correspondent of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Role in 19th Amendment
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