Item #031577 A Chistmas Note About Sandra Day O'Connors Speech Honoring Women's Suffrage. John Munds.
A Chistmas Note About Sandra Day O'Connors Speech Honoring Women's Suffrage

A Chistmas Note About Sandra Day O'Connors Speech Honoring Women's Suffrage

Item #031577

An interesting item from John Munds, whose maternal grandmother was Fannie L. Willard and the first woman member of the second Arizona State Legislature. She was nominated by Governor Hunt for the state representative to the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Budapest (1913). She was secretary of the first state suffrage organization and was a major voice for the Suffrage Bill of 1903 which passed the Legislature but was vetoed by Governor Brodie. Her husband had been a cattleman before becoming Sheriff of Yavapai County. The 3" x 5" card discusses how John Munds had been invited to hear the 75th Anniversary of Women Suffrage at which Justice O'Connor was awarded the first annual "Frances Willard Munds Award". The article in the Arizona Republic of September 24, 1995, reports she gave an "impassioned speech" to a crowd of 800 women. In the speech she notes how the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza had originally been the Adams Hotel and was the chief place woman suffragist met. (It was not until August 26, 1920, that the 19th Amendment was passed before the woman of the state had the right to vote).

Price: $75.00

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