Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Childhood home of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. Historic marker #1876 stands on the property to commemorate Breckinridge's work for reform.

County:
Fayette

Town/City:
Lexington

Zip Code:
40502

Associated Organization:
Henry Clay Memorial Foundation

Years of Importance:
1791-1879, 1880-1894

Additional Comments:
Breckinridge was an active social reformer throughout her adult life, and woman suffrage was one of many causes she would champion. She served as President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association from 1912-1915 and 1919-1920.
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Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project