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Maud Younger


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Maud Younger

credit: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Maud Younger led the lobbying effort for the National Woman’s Party (NWP). Born in 1870 to a wealthy San Francisco family, Younger had helped California suffragists win the right to vote in 1911. Her skills as a lobbyist brought her to the attention of NWP’s Alice Paul, who invited her to join the national campaign in Washington. Upon her arrival, Younger immediately went to work developing a complex intelligence-gathering operation.