Ida B. Wise
Wise joined the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1891. By 1900, she was a district president in the Iowa WTCU. In 1913, she became president of the Iowa Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). She served as president of the Iowa WCTU for 20 years In 1930 before becoming president of the national WCTU.
President Herbert Hoover appointed her to the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. In 1940, Wise was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to the White House Conference on Children in a Democracy.
Wise married twice. In 1889, she married James A. Wise. The couple had one son who lived to adulthood. After the death of her first husband in 1892, Wise married Malcolm Smith in 1912. She is known as both Ida B. Wise and Ida B. Wise Smith.
Although Wise's primary cause was temperance, she also supported women's suffrage and child welfare work.
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- Woman's Who's who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada. American Commonwealth Company. 1914-01-01. ISBN 9780810340183.
- "Ida B. Wise Smith | Iowa Department of Human Rights". humanrights.iowa.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
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