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This formal portrait represents suffragists Constance Genevieve Howland Chalkley, (1875-1965), of Lawrence, Kansas. Influenced in a suffragists upbringing from her parents the Rev. Clark G. Howland and mother Marcia Brown Howland to her aunt Wisconsin suffragists Rev. Olympia Brown, Genevieve campaigned tirelessly for the Nineteenth Amendment. She joined the Lawrence Equal Suffrage Association in 1904 to raise funds for women's public restrooms in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. In 1909 Genevieve was elected first Vice-President of the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association and organized counties in the Second Congressional District during the 1911-12 campaign season. After Kansas women won universal suffrage in 1912, she was elected state President of the re-named Good Citizenship League. She later served as President of the Douglas County League of Women Voters from 1921-1922. Actively involved in her community, Genevieve served on a number of committees which included: the Federation of Women's Clubs, the Kansas Council of Women and the Woman's Kansas Day Club. Later in life she became a member of the Kansas Colonial Dames, the Kansas Society of Mayflower Descents, and the Betty Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lawrence, Kansas. Genevieve's life as a civic leader came to an end at the age of eighty-nine. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas beside her husband Thomas H. Chalkley (1858-1916).

Creator: Squires
Date: Between 1900 and 1919

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Item Number: 473390
Call Number: B Chalkley, T.H. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 473390

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