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Lillian Ford Feickert

Lillian Ford Feickert (1877-1945)
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After her years of leadership as president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association (1912-1920), Lillian Feickert of Plainfield, helped to organize the New Jersey League of Women Voters and then became active in the Republican Party. She served as vice-chairman of the Republican State Committee from 1920 to 1925. In 1928, she ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate as a prohibition candidate. The campaign flyer below, for Feickert’s 1928 Republican primary campaign, enumerates her myriad public activities.


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Additional Resources

“Lillian Ford Feickert (Mrs. Edward F.) : Plainfield Woman Suffragist.” Scannell’s New Jersey’s First Citizens and State Guide : Genealogies and Biographies of Citizens of New Jersey with Informing Glimpses into the State’s History Affairs Officialism & Institutions … [Et. Al.] vol. V.1 1917. https://www.worldcat.org/title/166309065 

Burstyn Joan N. “Lillian Ford Feickert.” Past and Promise Lives of New Jersey Women1990. https://www.worldcat.org/title/54486221