Marietta Stow

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Marietta L. B. Stow (1830 or 1837[1]–1902) was an American suffragist. She ran for Governor of California as the candidate of the Women's Independent Political Party. She and Clara S. Foltz nominated Belva Ann Lockwood for President of the United States, and Stow ended up supporting her on the ticket of the National Equal Rights Party as their Vice Presidential candidate in the United States presidential election, 1884. In that presidential election, the Equal Rights Party platform includes equal rights for men and women, a curtailment of the liquor traffic, uniform marriage and divorce laws for the entire nation, and "universal peace." The ticket won some 4,000 votes nationwide.

In 1892 she was again a vice-presidential candidate, nominated by the "National Woman Suffragists' Nominating Convention" on September 21 at Willard's hotel in Boonville, New York presided over by Anna M. Parker, President of the convention. This time Victoria Woodhull was at the top of the ticket.[citation needed]

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Marietta L.B. Stow

She was the editor of a publication, Women's Herald of Industry. She created a fad diet known as "cold trucks."

Her husband Joseph W. Stow died in 1872.

Further reading[edit]

  • Reda Davis. The Life of Marietta Stow, Cooperator'.
  • California Women: A Guide to Their Politics, 1885-1911.
  • Donna Schuele (1995). "In Her Own Way: Marietta Stow's Crusade for Probate Law Reform Within the Nineteenth-Century Women's Rights Movement," Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 7 (2): 279-306 (partly online)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Sherilyn Cox Bennion: Equal To The Occasion: Women Editors On The Nineteenth-Century West. University of Nevada Press, 1990, ISBN 0874171636, p. 98 (online, p. 98, at Google Books).