Chapman Catt (1859-1947)
is one of the most prominent figures in the fight for women’s voting rights in
the United States. She was one of the leaders of the campaign that finally saw
voting rights extended to women in 1920.
She studied Science at Iowa State University,
graduating as the valedictorian and the only woman in her class. She later
became the first female reporter in San Francisco. In her native Iowa, she was
highly active in the Woman Suffrage Association and helped form the
International Woman Suffrage Alliance.