Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Catt, Carrie Lane Chapman

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CATT, CARRIE LANE CHAPMAN, an American woman suffrage leader; born at Ripon, Wis. She was educated at the State Industrial College of Iowa. She was principal of the high school at Mason City, Ia., where in 1884 she was married to Leo Chapman. He died two years later and in 1891 she was married to G. W. Catt. She devoted the greater part of her life to woman suffrage work, and traveled extensively in the interest of the movement through this country and Europe. An excellent administrator and effective platform speaker, she was chosen president of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in 1904, and of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1915. She was the leader in the campaign for the woman suffrage amendment to the Federal Constitution passed by Congress in 1919.