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Frances Willard

Born: Sep 28, 1839

Death: Feb 18, 1898

Birthplace: Churchville

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Frances Willard

Date of Birth : Sep 28, 1839
Date of Death : Feb 18, 1898
Birth Place : Churchville

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Her influence was instrumental in the passage of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1879, and remained president for 19 years. She developed the slogan "Do everything" for the women of the WCTU to incite lobbying, petitioning, preaching, publication, and education. Her vision progressed to include federal aid to education, free school lunches, unions for workers, the eight-hour work day, work relief for the poor, municipal sanitation and boards of health, national transportation, strong anti-rape laws, protections against child abuse, and Henry George's Single-tax land reform theories.


  • Writer

Also known as

  • Frank Willard
  • Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
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