Millicent Garrett Fawcett

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"British reformer, feminist, suffragist. In the British campaign for woman suffrage, Millicent Garrett Fawcett was known for her "constitutional" approach: a more peaceful, rational strategy, in contrast to the more militant and confrontational strategy of the Pankhursts...

"By 1897, Millicent Garrett Fawcett had helped bring these two wings of the suffrage movement back together under the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and assumed the presidency in 1907...

"In 1919, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act, and British women over the age of thirty could vote. Millicent Garrett Fawcett turned over the NUWSS presidency to Eleanor Rathbone, as the organization transformed itself into the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship (NUSEC) and worked for lowering the voting age for women to 21, the same as for men." [1] wiki

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  1. Millicent Garrett Fawcett, womenshistory, accessed March 17, 2011.