130 Years Ago, Men Against Women’s Suffrage Put Susanna Salter’s Name on the Ballot.
Boy, were they sorry. That made her the first female mayor of a U.S. city.
Susanna Salter never really ran a campaign for office.
She didn’t even put her name on the ballot during the 1887 mayoral election in Argonia, Kansas. A group of men who wanted to humiliate both her and the causes she allied herself with did it for her.
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