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Women’s Right to Vote

posted Dec 10, 2014, 11:59 AM by Thomas Ivie

On December 10, 1869, Governor Campbell signed the Female Suffrage bill. This bill gave women the right to vote and to hold office.

Here are a few Wyoming women to note: Eliza A. Swain of Laramie holds the distinction of being the first female to vote in Wyoming. Esther Morris was considered the mother of Wyoming’s suffrage and holds the distinction of being the first female to hold public office in Wyoming after she was appointed Justice of the Peace. Later, in 1925, Nellie Taylor Ross became the first, and to date the only, female governor of Wyoming as well as the first female governor of any state. 


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