Letter : Robert Whitehouse, President, Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine, to Mr. E.N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. June 21, 1917

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Letter : Robert Whitehouse, President, Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine, to Mr. E.N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. June 21, 1917

Description

Follow-up to a letter sent by Robert Whitehouse, President of the Men's Equal Suffrage League, to Edward Merrill, Maine State Senator and a member of the League's executive committee. Treathouse requested the names of men in Merrill's town, Somerset County, who would serve as Town Committeemen to help organize for the state suffrage referendum.

In 1917, the Maine Suffrage Amendment was defeated by a vote of 40,000 to 20,000. In 1919, Maine became the third New England state to ratify the federal amendment and when a referendum vote was held, Maine women won the right to vote in presidential elections.

Date

1917-06-21

Subject

Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine
Merrill, Edward Newton
Referendum
Whitehouse, Robert Treat, 1870-
United States--Maine--Portland
United States--Maine--Skowhegan
Women--Suffrage--Maine

Creator

Whitehouse, Robert Treat, 1870-

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1917.17

Coverage

Maine

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

21.5 x 28 cm.

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