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Hillary not first woman to run for president

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

NORTH FAIRFIELD — Did you know that before the current female presidential candidate there was another one? One-hundred-forty-four years ago. She was from Homer, Ohio, a tiny village (current population 1,400) in Licking County.

The life of Victoria Woodhull and the causes she championed will be explored by Judith Dann in this very timely program. Living in Homer, Judith became interested in the life of this important historical figure. Victoria Woodhull was a pioneer for women’s rights and suffrage as well as being a champion for the rights of children and laborers. She is most noted for being the first woman to run for the office of president of the United States in 1872 against Ulysses S. Grant. She was reviled by some and praised by many.

Dr. Judith Dann is a professor of Ancient History at Columbus State Community College. She teaches ancient Greek and Roman history as well as Classical Mythology. She is married to Mark, a South Central High School graduate and son of North Fairfield resident Betty McFarlin Dann.

The program is sponsored by North Fairfield Historical Association. It will take place at 7 p.m.  Thursday at the North Fairfield United Methodist Church. The church is air conditioned and handicap-accessible. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. Refreshments and an opportunity to chat with Dann will follow the program. For other information, contact Ruth Earl 419-668-4006 or [email protected]

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