Laura Rogers White while at University of Michigan (1870-74) - suffragist, architect, educator (at home in Clay County and in Laurel County), Kentucky's chair of the Women's Peace Party chapter, and led the "Peace and Arbitration" committee in the Ky. Equal Rights Association during World War I - from Ashland, Kentucky.
Laura Rogers White was a well known architect and suffragist from Manchester, Kentucky. She was born on December 11, 1852, the daughter of Daugherty White and Sarah Watts White. She had many accomplishments throughout her career as an architect, and she was able to use her education to achieve those milestones. White attended the University of Michigan from 1871-1874, and received her Bachelors of Science degree with many achievements in, particularly, mathematics.
Author: Laura Clay
Title: Letter to Mrs. [Elizabeth Dunster Gibson] H.G. Foster, Secretary of Fayette Equal Rights Association, Lexington, Ky.
On Wednesday, June 8, 1910, Laura Clay, Elizabeth Dunster Gibson (Mrs. H.G.) Foster, Alice Bronston Oldham, and Elizabeth Burgess McQuaid for the Citizens Committee for State Suffrage Amendment. Led by Clay, who resigned as president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, the Citizens Committee set up headquarters at 130 North Upper Street in Lexington. The other three women resigned from the Fayette County Equal Rights Association.
Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Smith, Richmond, Ky." Kentucky Woman's Journal, Official Organ of the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs. Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1917): 7.
Submitted by Mary Hume, student, and Dr. Jennifer Walton-Hanley, faculty, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky