Carrie Chapman Catt

Honored by:Josephine S. Walker and Laurene Walton, and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity members
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Honored by Josephine S. Walker and Laurene Walton

Carrie Chapman Catt, probably the most famous Iowan associated with the women's suffrage movement, was born in 1859 and grew up near Charles City. A feminist from her earliest school days, Catt was responsible for creating a women's physical education program at Iowa State Agricultural College where she graduated in 1880. Though she didn't become fully involved in the women's movement until 1885, in 1900 she succeeded Susan B. Anthony as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. In 1919 she helped found the National League of Women Voters. After Catt left Iowa, she continued to help women in their unsuccessful struggle to amend the Iowa Constitution to allow women to vote long before the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Catt died in 1947.

-Josephine S. Walker


Carrie Chapman Catt gave the commencement address in June 1933 when I graduated from Iowa State College with a major in institution management and a minor in education. It is an an honor to participate in this project.

-Laurene Walton


Honored by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity members

The Pi Beta Phi Fraternity members celebrate "Chapter Loyalty Day" on January 9, Carrie Chapman Catt's birthday, in special recognition of the example which Mrs. Catt set in her deep, life-long loyalty to her chapter at Iowa State.


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To Honor Our
Loyal Sister
Carrie Chapman
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity