Mary Edith Campbell

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Campbell in 1910

Mary Edith Campbell sometimes known as Edith Campbell, was a suffragist and social economist.


In 1911 she was elected to the Board of Education in Cincinnati, Ohio with an endorsement from U.S. President William Howard Taft.[1][2] In 1931 she was given an honorary degree.[3]

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  1. ^ "Miss Edith Campbell the First of Her Sex to Receive the Vote of the Chief Executive of the United States.". New York Times. November 19, 1911. Retrieved 2010-08-12. In this stamping ground of conservative men and women it was found that the voters had given Miss Edith Campbell enough votes to qualify her for member of ... 
  2. ^ "Woman Indorsed by President Taft Chosen on Board of Education". New York Times. November 8, 1911. Retrieved 2010-08-12. Edith Campbell of this city enjoys the distinction of winning for the woman suffrage cause the highest recognition it has received in this part of the country by the personal indorsement and vote of President Taft for herself as candidate for a member of the Board of Education of Cincinnati. The President scratched his otherwise straight Republican ballot to vote for her. 
  3. ^ "Brooklyn Pastor Receives Degree. 1,000 Are Graduated". New York Times. June 14, 1931. Retrieved 2010-09-12. Humanities was conferred upon Miss M. Edith Campbell because of her work in social service and child welfare. She is director of the Cincinnati Vocation ...