M. Louise Gross

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M. Louise Gross (1884–1951) was secretary to New York City Tammany Hall district leader Thomas F. Foley, a close associate of Al Smith. She served in leadership positions in repeal of prohibition organizations including the Molly Pitcher Club, the Women's Moderation Union, and the Women's Committee for Modification of the Volstead Act. Following repeal, Gross became a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C.


Gross, a native New Yorker, graduated from White Plains High School before attending Fordham University where she studied law. [1]

Political Activism[edit]


A Democrat, Gross lead supporters in anti-prohibition activities through the Molly Pitcher Club, a 'wet' organization that operated within the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. [1]


  1. ^ a b Rose, Kenneth D. American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition (American Social Experience Series; 33); 1996, New York University Press, New York, NY. Pg 67.