This thumbnail sketch of Harriot Stanton Blatch is taken from ‘The Part Taken by Women in American History’ by John A. Logan, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan and Published in 1912 by The Perry-Nalle publishing company.
Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch is the brilliant daughter of Mrs. Cady Stanton, who was one of the founders of the Woman’s Suffrage Organization. Her father’s name was Henry Brewster Stanton and her grandfather was Daniel Cady, a noted lawyer who, after serving a term in Congress, became a judge of the Supreme Court of New York.
Mrs. Blatch is now one of the leading spirits in the woman’s suffrage movement in this country and president of the Woman’s Political Union of 46 East Twenty-ninth Street, New York City. She is a woman of great strength of character and marked ability which has brought her to the front rank in this great wave of suffrage which is sweeping over our country.
Mrs. Blatch was the organizer of the league for Self-supporting Women which has to-day 19,350 members. It is a league of working women of New York City and has affiliated with it such divisions of organized labor as The Typographical Union, The Pipe-Caulkers’ Union, The Painters’ and the Bookbinders’ Union. For several years Mrs. Blatch has devoted much of her time to amalgamating women workers and teaching them the value of the franchise. The national suffragists count their greatest gain to be the working women and the college women, who for many years held aloof from each other in suspicion and conservatism, but in the past few years both classes, for various reasons, now are united against tyranny or taxation without representation and for the advancement and rights of women.