Victoria Claflin Woodhull

NAME: Victoria Claflin Woodhull

BORN: September 23, 1838

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Homer, Ohio (Licking County) family moved...Mt. Gilead, Ohio (Morrow County)

EDUCATION: graduated, Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio)

OCCUPATION: activist, stock broker, journalist, politician

DIED: June 9, 1927


In 1870, Woodhull and her sister Tennessee became the first female stockbrokers on Wall Street. That same year, Victoria founded the newspaper,Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly.

Woodhull was the first suffragist to be accorded a hearing before Congress in Washington. In 1872, she was nominated for the U.S. presidency by the Equal Rights Party.