Oregon Suffrage and Temperance, 1920

By | April 3, 2016

Mattie Cone Sleeth — Biographical Essay

Mattie Cone Sleeth was a significant force for change in Oregon during the early decades of the twentieth century. A devoted minister’s wife, she arrived in Portland with her family in 1903 and established herself as a leader of the Oregon Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). She was an ardent supporter of woman suffrage, a licensed local preacher in Oregon for the Methodist Episcopal Church, and among the first woman jurors in the state.

Read more at The Oregon Encyclopedia

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