Henrietta Wells Livermore

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Henrietta Wells Livermore
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Born Henrietta J. Wells
(1864-05-22)May 22, 1864
San Francisco, California
Died October 15, 1933(1933-10-15) (aged 69)
Spouse(s) Arthur Leslie Livermore (m. 1890–1933)
Children Henry Wells Livermore (?-1959)
Russell Blake Livermore

Henrietta Wells Livermore (May 22, 1864 - October 15, 1933) organized the first meeting of suffragists at her Park Avenue apartment in 1910, which became the Women's National Republican Club.


She was born as Henrietta Wells on May 22, 1864 to Judge Henry Jackson Wells and Maria A. Goodnow in San Francisco, California. She attended Harvard Grammar School then Wellesley College and graduated in 1887. She receiver her master's degree in 1893 from the same institution.[1]

On October 21, 1890, she married Arthur Leslie Livermore in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a New York lawyer, and they lived in Yonkers, New York.[2]

They had as children: Henry Wells Livermore (?-1959) and Russell Blake Livermore.[3]

In 1920 she was a member of the Republican National Committee and urged women to vote:

You have it in your hands to win. You have new ideas, new methods in politics, and I cannot impress upon you too strongly the part you have to play in the coming campaign. You must cooperate with the men and have confidence in your own ability. The greatest work of the campaign will be the overcoming of the inertia and indifference of those who have a vote." [4]

She died on October 15, 1933.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ The Biographical Cyclopaedia of American Women. 1924. 
  2. ^ "Arthur Livermore, Attorney, is Dead, Yonkers Resident for 33 Years Admitted to Bar in Texas. Practiced Here Since 1893". New York Times. July 13, 1936. Retrieved 2010-05-08. Mr. Livermore, who was the husband of the late Mrs. Henrietta Wells , first president of the Women's Republican Club and a friend of former Presidents ... 
  3. ^ "Henry B. Livermore". New York Times. April 24, 1959. Henry B. Livermore son of the late Arthur L. Livermore and the late Henrietta Wells Livermore, and brother of the late Russell B. Livermore, died suddenly at Torrance ... 
  4. ^ "Mrs. Arthur Livermore Emphasizes Need for Co-operation". New York Times. August 3, 1920. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Mrs. Livermore Is Dead. Noted Suffragette Was First Head of Women's National Republican Club. Friend of 3 Presidents. Organization Pioneer Helped In the Elections of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover". New York Times. October 16, 1933. Retrieved 2010-05-08. Henrietta Wells Livermore, who was the first president of the Women's National Republican Club and a close friend of former Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover ...