Margaret Weissinger Castleman 1918

Randolph Hollingsworth (she/her) Contribution

Margaret Weissinger (Mrs. Samuel T.) Castleman (1880-1945) of Louisville, Kentucky. A year before she was married, according to an article in the Courier-Journal (16 February 1909), p. 4, Margaret gave a speech on the woman suffrage movement in large U.S. cities and in Europe at an event honoring Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott. She attended a benefit event for the Louisville Business Women's Club, dressed in "...a yellow domino and around the hem of her skirt were the twelve names of the Western States which have suffrage, and across the back was written, 'Votes for Women'..." (Courier-Journal, 13 January 1917, pp. 1-2). She was president of the Louisville Woman Suffrage Association and in 1919 was elected Second Vice President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. Also in 1919, the Kentucky Democratic Party appointed her as campaign chair for Kentucky women. In 1920 she became a member of the Women's National Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee.

Image snipped from "Financing the Oversea Hospitals: Kentucky's Military Ball," The Woman Citizen 3 (20 July 1918): 153. Hathitrust Digital Library,