New York State Women's History

Ruth Carpenter Litt

Ruth Carpenter Litt, a Patchogue, LI suffragist was an innovative farmer and wealthy landowner who went on to become a major political force.  Her political savvy and generosity helped get the vote for women.  She led a highly organized district campaign to enroll her newly enfranchised sisters.  Her work led to a revolutionary change in the election districts of Brookhaven, LI. She encouraged women to run for office too.
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