Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood

Belva Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917) was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women’s rights, including women’s suffrage. Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions. After college, she became a teacher and principal, working to equalize pay for women in education.She supported the movement for world peace, and was a proponent of the Temperance movement.

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