Butler, Jessie Haver, 1886-

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Teacher, public speaking; Lecturer; Lobbyist; Suffragist; Author.

From the description of Papers 1920-1978. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 46706497

Teacher of public speaking to wives of senators and diplomats, Butler, (Smith College, B.A., 1909; George Washington University, M.A. in public speaking) was the first woman lobbyist in Washington, and a suffragist.

From the description of My romance with history: Autobiography, 1978. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006997

Lecture Flyer for "Jessie Haver Butler: '88 Years Old Without A Wheelchair'," 1975

Jessie Haver Butler was born on Pueblo, Colorado cattle ranch in 1886. She received an A.B. from Smith College in 1909. She was secretary and assistant Director of New York City's Pulitzer School of Journalism, and from 1917-18, she was secretary and lobbyist for the National Consumers League. Butler lobbied for minimum wage for women in industry. She was a legislative advocate for the League of Women Voters in 1919, and in 1918 and 1919, she accompanied Carrie Chapman Catt on a cross-country lecture trip for suffrage. In 1920, she married Hugh Butler. In the 1920s, she lived in London, where she studied public speaking and lectured to women's groups. She also underwent psychoanalysis with the first Jungian Clinic Psychoanalyst in Europe, James Hadfield. In the 1930s and 40s, she taught public speaking to wives of congressmen and diplomats in Washington, D.C., and she wrote 3 books on public speaking. In the 1950s, she organized a League of Women Voters chapter in Pomona, California. She was active in the National Organization for Women, and she helped to establish daycare centers in Pomona in the 1970s. She was interested in religion and the "Community Church." Butler died in 1985.

From the guide to the Jessie Haver Butler Papers MS 27., 1920-1978, (Sophia Smith Collection)

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creatorOf Jessie Haver Butler Papers MS 27., 1920-1978 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Butler, Jessie Haver, 1886-. My romance with history: Autobiography, 1978. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Butler, Jessie Haver, 1886-. Papers 1920-1978. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records, 1859-2002 (ongoing) (bulk 1916-1960). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Records MS 359., 1859-2002, 1916-1960 Sophia Smith Collection
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Colorado
England
California
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Home economics
Marriage
Lobbying
Public speaking
Women--Suffrage
Child care services--California--History--Sources
Day care centers--California--History--Sources
Child care services--History
Child care
Day care centers--History
Public speaking for women--History
Public speaking for women--History--Sources
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Birth 1886

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