| Kate Gordon|
August 24, 1932
| July 14, 1861New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
Organizer of the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference
Kate M. Gordon Wikipedia
Kate M. Gordon (July 14, 1861 – August 24, 1932) was an American suffragist, civic leader, and organizer of the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was a daughter of George Hume Gordon, schoolmaster, and Margaret (Galiece) Gordon. There were two sisters, Jean and Fanny, as well as two brothers, George M. and W. A. Gordon.
Gordon was a co-founder of the Era (Equal Rights Association) Club in New Orleans, and served as President of the Women's League for Sewerage and Drainage. She was also a racist. In 1900, she addressed the annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She served as the organization's corresponding secretary from 1901 until 1909. During the period of 1904-13, Gordon led the Louisiana State Suffrage Association. She helped organize and subsequently became president of the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference; she also edited its periodical, the New Southern Citizen. Gordon assisted in establishing the New Orleans Anti-Tuberculosis League and the New Orleans Anti-Tuberculosis Hospital, serving as the latter's vice president. Gordon died in New Orleans in 1932 of a cerebral hemorrhage and is buried in the Metairie Cemetery.