Confidential Biography: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

NameElizabeth Cady Stanton
BornElizabeth Cady
November 12, 1815
Johnstown, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 26, 1902 (aged 86)
New York City, U.S.
SpousesHenry Brewster Stanton
(m. 1840; died 1887)
Children7, including suffrage leader Harriot Stanton Blatch
Claim to FameKey instigator of the passage of the 19th Amendment
Achievements
Awards/ Memorials
Stanton was commemorated along with Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony in a sculpture by Adelaide Johnson at the United States Capitol
In 1965 the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House in Seneca Falls was declared a National Historic Landmark. It is now part of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
U.S. postage stamp commemorating the Seneca Falls Convention titled 100 Years of Progress of Women: 1848–1948. From left to right, Stanton, Carrie Chapman CattLucretia Mott.
OccupationWriter, suffragistwomen’s rights activistabolitionist
EducationStanton received a better education than most women of her era. She attended Johnstown Academy in her hometown until the age of 15. The only girl in its advanced classes in mathematics and languages, she won second prize in the school’s Greek competition and became a skilled debater. She enjoyed her years at the school and said she did not encounter any barriers there because of her sex


Portrait of Elizabeth Cady Stanton with her sons Daniel and Henry, 1848. Library of Congress
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