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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  CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN THE UNITED STATES

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                         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.

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