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Anne Dallas Dudley

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Anne Dallas Dudley Marker
Inscription.
1876-1955
Anne Dudley played a significant role in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the State of Tennessee. A native of Nashville, she served as president of the Nashville Equal Suffrage League, 1911-15; president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, Incorporated, 1915-17; and as vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1917. May 1, 1916, Anne Dudley walked from downtown Nashville to Centennial Park to demonstrate her support for the right of women to vote.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 108.)
 
Location. 36° 8.793′ N, 86° 48.567′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on West End Avenue (Tennessee Route 1) near 26th Ave, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Parthenon (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockrill Spring (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (about 600 feet away); United Nations Visit To Nashville
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Anne Dallas Dudley Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys (approx. mile away); John W. Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Nashville Parthenon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  National Women's Hall of Fame entry for Anne Dallas Dudley. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Anne Dallas Dudley (1876-1955)
Suffragist and civic leader Anne Dallas Dudley was a leader in the movement to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution that gave American women the right to vote. A socially prominent wife and mother in Nashville, Anne Dudley organized the Nashville Equal Suffrage League in 1911, became president of the Tennessee League and a vice-president of the national organization. A woman of great charm and political skill, she and her organization spear-headed the successful campaign to make Tennessee the "perfect 36", the state to cast the deciding vote for the ratification of
Anne Dallas Dudley Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Anne Dallas Dudley Marker
the 19th Amendment in 1920. Following the ratification, Mrs. Dudley was the first woman delegate-at-large to the National Democratic Convention. In both World Wars, she served on the National Board of Relief committees.
Source: Nashville Public Library Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 4,167 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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