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  • Title: Marguerite Newburgh - First Woman in America to Vote in 1920
  • Location: South St. Paul, MN
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Less then a week after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, organized an election regarding a water bond referendum. Local women lined up to vote, including Marguerite Newburgh, who is now widely believed to be the first woman to vote in the United States, having cast her ballot at 6:00 a.m. on August 27, 1920. Twenty-one years old at the time, Newburgh was the daughter of a councilman and worked as a stenographer. Though she did not pursue politics or activism during her lifetime, she has come to symbolize the overwhelming number of women who exercised their right to vote after the passing of the 19th Amendment.