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Vice President Thomas Marshall signs H.Res. 1, the Susan B. Anthony Amendment


Related Link: Woman Suffrage Centennial

Image: Vice President Marshall signing the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

credit: Library of Congress

On June 4, 1919, suffragists packed the Senate gallery as senators finally approved the national suffrage amendment with two votes to spare, 56 to 25. A few minutes later, Vice President Thomas Marshall joined prominent suffragists for a signing ceremony in his office in the Capitol.