Minnie Fisher Cunningham (1882-1964)
Minnie Fisher Cunningham was the first executive secretary of the League of Women Voters. She worked for the passage of the 19th Amendment and became one of the founding members of the Woman’s National Democratic Club.
Cunningham was integral in pushing the 19th Amendment into its passage, helping convince Senator Andrieus Aristieus Jones of New Mexico to introduce the amendment for a vote. She was also part of the team who met with President Woodrow Wilson to persuade him to openly show his support of the 19th Amendment. After the passage of the 19th Amendment, Cunningham became active in national and Texas state politics and in 1928 became the first woman in Texas to run for the United States Senate.
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