Victoria Woodhull is kept from voting, 1871.
Part of a traveling medicine show when young, married
at 15, 2 children, financial speculator with her
sister Tennessee Claflin, broker, declared herself
candidate for President of the US 1870, first woman to
address Congressional committee urging woman suffrage
1871, battled Susan B. Anthony for suffrage leadership 1872,
called "The Terrible Siren" and "Mrs. Satan" for advocating free
love, published Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly which first
published Communist Manifesto in America, exposed
Beecher-Tilton affair and triggered reaction, jailed of
obscenity, acquitted, married wealthy British banker and
died in England.
- Victorian Claflin Woodhull
- September 23, 1838 - June 10, 1927
- born Ohio
Biographical information excerpted from Women Win the Vote
distributed by The National Women's History Project, 7738 Bell Road,
Windsor, California, 95492-8518. Graphic and text posted by permission NWHP, 1994.
(Note: The NWHP has moved and this address is no longer correct)
Victoria Claflin Woodhull