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Sarah M. Severance

Birth Date: 1836
Death Date:
State: California
Marital Status: Single
General Occupation: Education
Occupation: Teacher
Political Party Activism: This woman was not a political party activist.
Social Reform Activism: Temperance · Suffrage

Biography

Sarah M. Severance campaigned for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California in 1890. Severance ran on the Prohibition ticket, and received over 6,400 votes. She was the first woman in the state to run for this office.

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Sarah M. Severance's Campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1890

Political Office: State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Election Year: 1890
Political Party: Prohibition
Elected: No



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Neal, Teresa S. Evolution Toward Equality: Equality for Women in the American West Details
Cloud, Roy W. Education in California: Leaders, Organizations, and Accomplishments of the First 100 Years Details