Last updated on: 1/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Susan B. Anthony Biography

Title:
Founder and Former President of the National Woman Suffrage Association
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Women here, as everywhere must be able to live honestly and honorably without the aid of men, before it can be possible to save the masses of them from entering into polygamy or prostitution, legal or illegal.”

1871 Speech in Utah quoted in Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President, National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1890-1906
  • Organizer, International Woman Suffrage Alliance, 1904
  • Founder and President, National Woman Suffrage Association, 1869-1890
  • Organizer, International Council of Women, 1888
  • Publisher, The Revolution, 1868-1870
  • Founder, Women’s National Loyal League, 1863
  • Agent, American Anti-Slavery Society, 1856
  • Founder, Woman’s State Temperance Society of New York, 1849
  • Headmistress, Female Department, Canajoharie Academy, 1846-1849
  • Teacher, Eunice Kenyon’s Friends’ Seminary, 1839-1846
Education:
  • Attended Deborah Moulson’s Female Seminary
Other:
  • Deceased: Mar. 13, 1906
  • United States printed dollar coin with her likeness in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1999