In 1872, before women had a right to vote, Victoria Woodhull, was the first woman candidate to run for president of the United States!
Before running for president of the United States, Victoria and her sister, Tennessee, were the first women stockbrokers, and in addition to starting a brokerage firm on Wall Street, started a newspaper together called the Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly.
To learn more about this pioneer of women’s rights, please visit the following sites:
Women Heros: Victoria Woodhull
An article written by Barbara Goldsmith
A brief biography
History of Victoria Woodhull
National Women’s History Museum: Victoria Woodhull
Victoria Woodhull: The Spirit to Run the White House
Learn about Victoria Woodhull’s life.
Biography: Victoria Woodhull
Read a short biography of Victoria’s life.
NPR: Victoria Woodhull
Listen to the story of Victoria Woodhull
How many other women have ran for president of the United States?
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