Inez M. BoissevainInez M. Boissevain
American Suffrage Leader and Lawyer
1886 – 1916 A.D.

Inez Milholland Boissevain, an American woman suffrage leader and lawyer. She graduated in 1909 from Vassar College where she was prominent in athletics and for her championship of radical social ideas.

During a vacation to England, joined Mrs. Pankhurst’s forces, and was arrested in a demonstration.

In 1912 she entered the Law School of New York University and the following year she was married to Eugene Boissevain, a Dutch electrical engineer. During the next three years her enthusiasm an ability as a speaker and organizer made her invaluable to the Woman’s Party, and there was deep regret at her early death, November 25, 1916, at Los Angeles, Cal., where she had been overtaken by illness during a speaking tour made in behalf of woman suffrage.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.