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Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith


Minnie Fisher Cunningham was Texas's most important 20th-century political activist. Best known for directing Texas's successful woman suffrage campaign, she played an important role in the national suffrage movement, helped to establish the League of Women Voters, and served as its first executive secretary. One of the first American women to pursue a career in party politics, she was a founder and resident director of the Woman's National Democratic Club, and in 1927 became acting head of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee. Cunningham ran unsuccessfully for the U. S. S ... More

Keywords: woman suffrage, Left Feminism, Democratic Party, New Deal, Texas, female political activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304862
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith N. McArthur, author
University of Houston, Victoria

Harold L. Smith, author
University of Houston, Victoria