May Wright Sewall

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May Wright Sewall (1844 – 1920) was an American feminist, educator, and lecturer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. In 1866, she earned a bachelor's degree, and in 1868 she earned a master's degree, both from North Western Female College. In 1872, Sewall married Edwin W. Thompson and lived in Indianapolis with him. Three years later, Thompson died.

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  • ''Universal suffrage is the only guarantee against despotism.''
    May Wright Sewall (1844-1920), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 5, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902...
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