Boissevain, Inez Milholland

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Born: Aug 06, 1886 AD
Died: 1916 AD, at 30 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Labor Leader


1886 - Inez Milholland Boissevain was born on the 6th of August in Brooklyn, New York. She was an American  labor leader, socialist, and suffragist.

      - Attended Vassar College, where she was once suspended for organizing a women's rights meeting.

1909 - She graduated from Vassar College and spent time in Europe.

       - She became involved in the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1913 - She led the Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, on the day of Woodrow Wilson's inauguration.

       - In July, she married Eugen Jan Boissevain, a Dutch importer.

1915 - She was a leading figure on Henry Ford's ill-fated Peace Ship expedition.

1916 - She suffered from pernicious anemia.

       - During a speech in Los Angeles that September she suddenly collapsed.

      - On 25th of November, she died at the age of 30.

      - Boissevain last public words were, "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?"

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