Remembered best as the one-time President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), this English-born doctor and Methodist cleric began her involvement with women’s rights activism as the Chair of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
After working during her teenage years as a schoolteacher, she attended Albion College and the Boston University School of Theology and became an ordained minister in the Methodist Protestant Church. Later, she earned a medical degree from Boston University.
After heading the World War I-era U.S. Council of National Defense’s Women’s Committee, she became the first female recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal.
Though born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, she spent the majority of her childhood in Massachusetts and Michigan, U.S.A.
She joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association in the late 1880s, on the invitation of women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony.
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How old is Anna Howard Shaw? She was born in 1847, she was 176 years old at the time of her death.
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|Age||176 years old|
|Birthday||February 14, 1847|
|Birthplace||birthplace. Newcastle Upon Tyne, England|
|Date of Death||July 2, 1919|
Quotes by Anna Howard Shaw
If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty.— Anna Howard Shaw
Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.— Anna Howard Shaw
Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.— Anna Howard Shaw
Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.— Anna Howard Shaw
Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not.— Anna Howard Shaw