Evelyn Wotherspoon Wainwright
Evelyn Wotherspoon Wainwright (1853-1929) was an American suffragist and Washington hostess.
Wainwright was a suffragist. She was a founding member of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman's Party (NWP). Wainwright used her position as a Washington socialite to further the cause of suffrage by hosting parties and receptions, specifically, in December 1915 she held a reception for the Congressional Union of Woman Suffrage. Wainwright was also known as a public speaker, speaking at the U.S. Senate Committee and the House of Representative. She presented a speech called Appeal to Lafayette at a Lafayette Monument demonstration in 1917 Wainwright picketed the White House during Woodrow Wilson's administration as part of the Silent Sentinels
Wainwright was also involved with the organization of the Girl Pioneers of Washington, which later became part of the Girl Scouts of America.
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