Burdette, Clara Bradley, 1855-1954.

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Clara Bradley Burdette (1855-1954) was a Southern California social, business, and philanthropic leader. She attended Syracuse University, where she was a founder of Alpha Phi Sorority in 1872. After the deaths of her first two husbands, Nathaniel Milman Wheeler and Col. Presley C. Baker, she married Robert Jones Burdette (1844-1914), a humorist and lecturer who moved to the ministry after his marriage to Clara in 1899. He founded the Trinity Baptist Church in Los Angeles, and Clara became a leader of women's societies and was founder and first president of the California Federation of Women's Clubs in 1900. She was active in Republican politics(particularly in Herbert Hoover's campaign for the presidency), and she was a trustee of Syracuse University, Mills College, California College in China, Pasadena Hospital, and the Southwest Museum.

From the description of Photograph of Clara Bradley Burdette, c.1876. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 729438124

From the description of Papers of Clara Bradley Burdette, 1843-1954. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122593811

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creatorOf Burdette, Clara Bradley, 1855-1954. Papers of Clara Bradley Burdette, 1843-1954. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Burdette, Clara Bradley, 1855-1954. Photograph of Clara Bradley Burdette, c.1876. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Alpha Phi (Sorority) corporateBody
associatedWith Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. person
associatedWith Burdette, Robert J. (Robert Jones), 1844-1914. person
associatedWith California College in China. corporateBody
associatedWith California Federation of Women's Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Chandler, Harry, 1864-1944. person
associatedWith General Federation of Women's Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944. person
associatedWith Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, 1862-1946. person
associatedWith Landon, Melville D. (Melville De Lancey), 1839-1910. person
associatedWith Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928. person
associatedWith McGroarty, John Steven, 1862-1944. person
associatedWith Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963. person
associatedWith Mills College. corporateBody
associatedWith Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917. person
associatedWith Reinhardt, Aurelia Henry, 1877-1948. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Severance, Caroline M. Seymour (Caroline Maria Seymour), 1820-1914. person
associatedWith Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Syracuse University. corporateBody
associatedWith Trinity Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Los Angeles (Calif.)
California--Los Angeles
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Women civic leaders--Archives
Women--Societies and clubs
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Birth 1855

Death 1954

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