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  Brehm, Marie Caroline
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AffiliationProhibition   
NameMarie Caroline Brehm
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, California , United States
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Born June 30, 1859
DiedJanuary 21, 1926 (66 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedCOSDem
Jun 30, 2012 08:48pm
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InfoSuffragette in California.

Born in Sandusky OH, 6/30/1859, daughter of William H. & Elizabeth (Rhode) Brehm. Presbyterian

Sandusky Public Schools, 1877

Relocated to Olney IL in 1881

National lecturer of the WCTU 1891-1926

Elected President of the Illinois WCTU in 1902

Delegate to the World Anti-Alcohol Conference in Milan, Italy, in 1913

Chairman of the Prohibition Party National Convention of 1920; Brehm was the first woman to preside over a national nominating convention.

Candidate for Vice President (Prohibition Party) 1924; first woman to receive popular votes for that office.

Died in Long Beach CA in 1926 after being injured by the collapse of a grandstand during the Parade of Roses in Pasadena CA on New Year's Day, 1926. She was one of six people to die from injuries from the collapse.

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New York Times, 1/22/1926

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