Josephine Kirby Henry


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Josephine Kirby Henry (née Williamson) (February 22, 1846–1928) was an American Progressive Era women's rights leader, suffragist, social reformer, and writer from Versailles, Kentucky in the United States. Henry was a strong advocate for women and was a leading proponent of legislation that would grant married women property rights. Henry lobbied hard for the adoption of the Kentucky 1894 Married... more »

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  • ''There are two great unknown forces to-day, electricity and woman, but men can reckon much better on electricity than they can on woman.''
    Josephine K. Henry, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 15, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902). Sai...
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