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Deaf Suffragists/Activists: James, Ada


Ada James

Photograph of Ada James(1876-1952) Born and raised in Wisconsin, she became an active suffragist and was President of the Political Equality League which merged with the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association. Her parents were involved with the suffrage movement. Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th amendment due to her father, Senator David James.  She was also a social worker and worked with disadvantaged women and children. She was late-deafened and used an ear trumpet.

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