Belle Case La Follette


Belle Case La Follette born Summit, WI April 21, 1859 (d. 1931). Progressive lawyer, suffragist and journalist; co-founded Women's Peace Party 1917, WILPF 1915, Women's Committee for World Disarmament 1921, National Council for Prevention of War 1921; opposed US entry into World War I, conscription and Espionage Act.


To the Senate, citing Lincoln's words about the government of for and by the people: "Are not women people?" (1913; photo Wikipedia)