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Kate M Gordon

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Nationality  American
Occupation  Suffragist

Name  Kate Gordon
Died  August 24, 1932

Born  July 14, 1861New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Known for  Organizer of the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference

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.

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