Re: Kentucky Ratifies the 19th Amendment

This post is a reply to one of the entries on the KWSP Timeline. Kentucky was the 24th state to ratify the "Susan B. Anthony" Amendment - not the 23rd as has been stated in several reputable sources. Rhode Island's legislature had also met on its opening day on January 6, 1920, and passed the ratification resolution in both houses soon after 1 p.m. Kentucky's legislature did not finalize its resolution until just after 4 p.m. the same day.

KERA resolution denounces radicals picketing the White House and protesting President Wilson's speeches

With Christine Bradley (Mrs. John Glover) South of Frankfort chairing as President, the Kentucky Equal Rights Association  formally denounced the National Woman's Party protesters as "fatuous, unwomanly and reprehensible." The following resolution was published in the Report of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Ky. March 11th and 12th, 1919:

Debate between Laura Clay and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge over the Anthony Amendment

Debate before the Woman’s Club of Central Kentucky
October 18th, 1919
Won by the Negative - Miss Clay.

Subject:

That Both Sections of the Anthony Federal Amendment Constitute the Proper Method of Extending Suffrage to Women.

AFFIRMATIVE: Mrs. Desha Breckinridge,
President of State Equal Rights Association

Citizens Committee for State Suffrage Amendment is formed

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.

Amanda T. Million is first woman elected to county office in Kentucky

In August 1886 Mrs. Amanda Taylor Million was appointed by Judge J.C. Chenault to serve the year left in the office of county superintendent of public schools upon the death of her husband, Jackson Million (17 May 1852 - 10 August 1886). The next year, Mrs. Million ran for the remaining three years of the term and was the first (and only) woman in the State to fill that elected office.

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