Putnam, William Lowell, Mrs., 1892-1935.

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Political activist, philanthropist, and pioneer in prenatal care, Putnam chaired the executive committee of the Massachusetts Milk Consumers' Association, the Dept. of Public Health and the Committee on Prenatal and Obstetrical Care of the Women's Municipal League of Boston, was president of the American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality (later the American Child Hygiene Association), and founded and endowed the Fearing Research Laboratory for research on toxemia of pregnancy. A political conservative, Putnam worked against the Child Labor Amendment, the Sheppard-Towner Act, women's suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Prohibition, and was an active member of the Republican Party, serving as national president of the Coolidge Women's Clubs of America. She was active in civil defense during WWI and in planning the Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary celebrations, was the first woman to serve as president of a state electoral college (1920), and was a published author.

From the description of Papers, 1887-1935 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122592762

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associatedWith American Bar Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Child Hygiene Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Stoughton, 1874- person
associatedWith Bird, Anna Julia Child, 1858-1942. person
associatedWith Bradley, Richards Merry, 1861- person
associatedWith Cabot family. family
associatedWith Cambridge Training School (Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957. person
associatedWith Coolidge Women's Club of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Crane, Caroline Bartlett, 1858-1935. person
associatedWith Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945. person
associatedWith DeVilbiss, Lydia Allen. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Fearing Research Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, John Francis, 1863-1950. person
associatedWith Foss, Eugene Noble, 1858-1939. person
associatedWith Fuller, Alvan Tufts, 1878-1958. person
associatedWith Gardner, James Augustus, 1870-1926. person
associatedWith Guild, Curtis, 1860-1915. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Haynes, Edith M. person
associatedWith Hert, Sallie Aley. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Household Nursing Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943. person
associatedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. person
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associatedWith Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Milk Consumers' Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, Edna. person
associatedWith Putnam, Elizabeth Lowell, 1862-1935. person
associatedWith Putnam family. family
associatedWith Putnam, William Lowell, 1861-1924. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943. person
associatedWith Robertson, Alice Mary, 1854-1931. person
associatedWith Rockefeller Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960. person
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associatedWith Shattuck, Henry Lee, 1879-1971. person
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United States
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts
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Conservatism
World War, 1914-1918--Women
Civil defense
Maternal health services
Paramilitary forces
Children--Employment--Law and legislation
Household employees
Food law and legislation
Authors and publishers
Day care centers
Birth control
Prenatal care
Dairy laws
Dairy inspection
Maternal and infant welfare
Public health
Prohibition
Sex instruction
Playgrounds
Infant health service
American literature--20th century
Women--Suffrage
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Authors
Philanthropists
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Birth 1892

Death 1935

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