BornFebruary 27, 1877 (1877-02-27) DiedMarch 24, 1945, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Glenna Smith Tinnin (February 27, 1877 – March 24, 1945) was the first chairman of the District of Columbia Equal Franchise League. The Equal Franchise League was founded in 1914 as The Woman Suffrage Council. Early in her career Tinnin was an instructor in oratory at various institutes in the upper Midwest. She was a theater director and playwright, and served as chairman of the pageant committee of the American Federation of Arts. She wrote several plays for children (with Katharine S. Brown) including One Night in Bethlehem: A Play of the Nativity (1925) and Arthur Wins the Sword (1928) In December 1931 Tinnin and Brown staged a production of Paul Kester's Tom Sawyer on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre, which closed after 6 performances.
She was born in Illinois on February 27, 1877. In 1897 she graduated from the Columbia School of Oratory in Chicago. By 1905 she was married to David Solomon Tinnin (1878-1918) of North Carolina; in 1910 they were living in Washington, DC. She died on March 24, 1945 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.