A list of Kentucky women who ran for elective offices before 1920 - part of a project from HistoryIT called "Her Hat Was In The Ring!". Project leaders are Dr. Wendy E. Chmielewski (curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection), Dr. Jill Norgren (professor emerita of political science at John Jay College, and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York), and Dr.
She was born Eliza Calvert in Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 11, 1856 and was known to all as “Lida.” Her mother, Margaret Younglove, was a native of Johnstown, New York and her father, Thomas Chalmers Calvert, was born in Giles County, Tennessee. Thomas was the son of a Presbyterian minister, Samuel Wilson Calvert, and his wife Eliza Caroline Hall Calvert. It was her grandmother’s name, Hall, that Lida would use as her pen name.