Carrie Chapman Catt

Prename: Carrie
Surname: Chapman Catt
Profession: Women's rights advocate
Birthday: 01/09/1859
Place of birth: Ripon, WI
Date of death: 03/09/1947
Place of death: New Rochelle, NY
Married since: 1885 1. marriage ;1890 2. marriage
Married to: Leo Chapman; George W. Catt
Profession husband: Publisher and editor
Education: 1866–80 B.A. (general science), Iowa State Agricultural College, Ames, IA
Career: 1880–83 lawyer’s assistant, teacher and school principal in Mason City, IA; 1883 appointment as school inspector; 1885–86 journalist in San Francisco; from 1887 national and international advocate for woman suffrage and peace; active in Jewish refugee relief and in campaigns against child labor
Memberships: From 1887 Iowa Woman Suffrage Association; 1900–04 and 1910–15 president, National American Woman Suffrage Association; 1906–15 president, International Woman Suffrage Alliance; 1915 initiator (with Jane Addams) of Women’s Peace Party; 1920 founder of the League of Women Voters in Chicago; 1925–32 founder and chair of the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War
Biographical literature: Jacqueline van Voris, *Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life* (New York: Feminist Press, 1996)
Major works: *Woman Suffrage and Politics: The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement* (with Nettie R. Schuler; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1923)
Links: [Iowa State University Alumni Association](http://www.isualum.org/en/site_index/index.cfm?nodeID=7761&audienceID=1)