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Marion Newhall Horwitz

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State: Florida
Marital Status: Widowed
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Political Party Activism: This woman was not a political party activist.
Social Reform Activism: Other

Biography

Marion N. Horwitz was elected mayor of Moore Haven, Florida in 1917. She was the first female mayor south of the Mason-Dixon line. Horwitz who came from a prominent Philadelphia, PA family, moved to Florida after the death of her husband, an attorney. She had been one of the leaders of the Emergency Aid Committee during World War I in Philadelphia and known for her organizational abilities.

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Marion Newhall Horwitz's Campaign for Mayor, 1917

Political Office: Mayor
Election Year: 1917
Political Party: Democratic
Elected: Yes



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Woman Named for Mayor, Details
Suffrage Towns Florida Style, Details