Juliet Clannon Cushing

Image courtesy of the Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ

Image courtesy of the Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ

Juliet Clannon Cushing (1845-1935), an advocate of protective labor legislation for women, founded the Consumers’ League of New Jersey in 1900; she served as its president for 30 years. Cushing was largely responsible for the introduction of the state factory inspection, and she worked tirelessly for limits on child labor.

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