Emma Wold

Prominent women at equal rights conference at Woman's Party. L to R: Mrs. Agnes Morey, Brookline, Mass.; Miss Katherine Morey, Brookline, Mass. & State Chairman of the Woman's Party; Elsie Hill, Norwalk, Conn.; Mary Dean Powell, D.C.; Emma Wold, Portland, Oregon; Mabel Vernon, Wilmington, Del., 1922
Far Western delegates to Woman's Party conference. L to R- Miss Emma Wold, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Wm. Kent, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs Lucille Shields, Amarillo, Tex.; Miss Sybil Moore

Emma Wold (died 1950[1]) was an American suffragist.[2] She was president of the College Equal Suffrage Association in Oregon, and later served as the headquarters secretary of the National Woman's Party.[2][3]

Wold graduated from the University of Oregon and Washington Law School.[1]

In 1918 she ran for the Oregon House of Representatives, but lost.[2]

She wrote the foreword to a 1928 collection of nationality laws as impacted by marriage for the House of Representatives Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.[4]

In 1930 she was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to be a delegate at the Conference for Codification of International Law at the Hague, to represent women's interests in international law.[2]

She also worked as a lawyer and a teacher, and a Sunday school clerk and superintendent.[2]

Wold died on July 21, 1950.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. Wold Dies, Former Resident". The Eugene Guard (204). Eugene, OR, US. 1950-07-23. p. 5A. OCLC 37529745. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Emma Wold". Herhatwasinthering.org. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  3. ^ Elaine Weiss (6 March 2018). The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Penguin Publishing Group. pp. 388–. ISBN 978-0-698-40783-1.
  4. ^ Julius Kirshner (26 February 2015). Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy. University of Toronto Press. pp. 185–. ISBN 978-1-4426-6452-4.