Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Willard, Frances, 1839-1898
born in New York but raised in Janesville, she was an administrator at Northwestern University before becoming head of the W.C.T.U. in 1874 and making it a powerful force for women's rights.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Frances Elizabeth Willard Letters for details.
[Source: Wisconsin Women: A Gifted Heritage (Amherst, Wis.: Palmer Publications, 1982)]