United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution secured the right to vote to women.

Simeon B. Chittenden

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(March 29, 1814 — April 14, 1889) Simeon Baldwin Chittenden was an businessman and politician. Chittenden was born in New Haven County, Connecticut in 1814. There he obtained an education and worked in the mercantile business until 1842 when he moved to New York City. In New York he continued to work in the mercantile business, and later he acted as Vice President to the New York City Chamber of Commerce for two years from 1867 to 1869. Chittenden was elected as an Independent Republican to the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Stewart Woodford and he served for the two succeeding Congresses. His time in Congress lasted from November 3, 1874 to March 3, 1881. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000373]

Member of New York Delegation—United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act.

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