August 28, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 151 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN THE UNITED STATES; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 151
(Extensions of Remarks - August 28, 2020)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E798] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN THE UNITED STATES ______ HON. ROBERT J. WITTMAN of virginia in the house of representatives Friday, August 28, 2020 Mr. WITTMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in the United States of America. On August 26, 2020, we celebrated 100 years since the certification of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the importance of all women's constitutional right to vote. I want to take a moment to recognize all the female elected leaders throughout the First District of Virginia. I especially would like to pay respect to my close friend, Jo Ann Davis, who served as the second Congresswoman in Virginia, and the first Congresswoman for the First District of Virginia. Congresswoman Davis was a dedicated public servant of the First District of Virginia, and her leadership still benefits our community today. I include in the Record the names of the women in Westmoreland County, my home, who registered to vote on the first day they were eligible: Bessie Carte, Azele Ida Caruthers, Mazie Caruthers, Edna Coakley, Ada L. (Cosden) Cooke, Virginia Cox, Mabel (Lampkin) Evans, Anna Elizabeth (Alexander) Fox, Dena Fox, Linda (Lena) E. (Redding) Franklin, Nannie B. Gouldman, Risa Bryan Haynie, Elinor Heflin, Angellis Jackson, Ethel Marie Johnson, Dillie Kelly, Bessie Koher, Marni Marshall, Janice (Jane) (Miller) Mason, Frances Mensh. Naomi L. (Johnson) Miller, Homozelle Montgomery, Carrie Fitzhugh (Ashton) Omohundro, Annie Petty, Virginia Peyton, Mrs. Genevieve (Grisby) Suttle, Clara Inez (Page) Stone, Laura Sullivan, Madoline Taylor, Edna Thomas, Elsie H. Warren, Charlotte Dent Watson, Clara (Denmead) Williams, Alice C. Arnest, Mrs. Gertrude Purcell Anthony, Helen Blackistone, Lucy Bowman, Effie Rae (Dobyns) English, Mrs. M.W. Jackson, Mary Massey. Bertha Effington Lawrence Newton, Helen Tayloe, Gladys Halley Tubman, Mrs. Maria C. Berryman, Judith Amelia (McCoy) Johnson, Alverta N. Johnson, Marietta Johnson, Virginia Alberta (Storrs) Henderson, Maria Jane (Stewart) Gordon, Mattie Fauntleroy, Rose Baber (Porter) Baker, Neenah L. Baker, Mary Emma (Andrews) Brownley, Alice Rebecca (Robertson) Carver, Sallie Thornton Edwards, Ada V. Goodridge, Lizzie Young (McKenny) Goodridge, Frances Hall, Naomi Jane (Harrington) Hall, Naomi Washington Hall. Mrs. E.C. (Juanita ``Nita'') Naomi (Porter) Harrington, M.C. Harris, E. Harris, Annie Young Harvey, Ruth (Atwill) Harvey, Sophie Harvey, Mary Edith Healy, Mary Hersey, E.L. Jenkins, Mrs. Nannie Bell (Doleman) Jones, Pauline Harvey Lewis, Lucy Young McKenney, Nannie Lee Robertson, Mary Blanche Robertson, Minnie B. Sanford, Lydia Ann (Marmaduke) Stuart, Clara (Delp) Stuart, Jane (Newton) Walker, Garnett (Newbill) Heflin, Edna Martha (Lyell) Omohundro, and Sarah Jane (Ashton) Reed. I want to thank the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) for their hard work in coordinating this important 100th Anniversary of such a significant moment in our history. I also would like to thank the Westmoreland County Museum for their research and dedication to educating our community. Female leaders have played a crucial role in our nation's history. Therefore, Madam Speaker, I ask that you rise with me in celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States of America. ____________________