Anna Kelton Wiley, 1877-1964

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Anna Kelton Wiley was born in Oakland, California in 1877. She graduated from George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 1897 and worked in various government offices. She married Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, in 1911; they had two children, Harvey, Jr. and John P.

Anna Wiley was active in various Washington organizations for fifty-five years. As a suffragist she spent five days in jail for picketing the White House in 1917. She served as Chairman of the National Woman's Party (1930-1932, 1940-1942) as well as editor (1940-1945) of its periodical, Equal Rights . She belonged to over forty organizations, as diverse as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Consumers' League. Using her knowledge of and interest in politics, she lobbied for legislation on behalf of many of these organizations.

From the guide to the Papers, 1893-1962, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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creatorOf Papers, 1893-1962 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith General Federation of Women's Clubs corporateBody
associatedWith Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932 person
associatedWith Lewis, Dora person
associatedWith Lutz, Alma, 1890-1973 person
associatedWith National Consumers' League corporateBody
associatedWith National Woman's Party corporateBody
associatedWith Paul, Alice, 1885- person
associatedWith Women's City Club of Washington, D.C. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington, D.C.
Equal rights amendments


Birth 1877

Death 1964

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