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Gertrude Barnum

Gertrude Barnum, American public relations executive. Member National Women’s Suffrage Association.


  • Barnum, Gertrude was born on September 29, 1866 in Chester, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William H. and Clara Letitia (Hyde) Barnum.

  • Education

    • Education high school, Evanston, Illinois, and special courses in economics and history, University of Wisconsin.


    • Assistant secretary and treasurer, Hull House, Chicago, 1889-1896. Later head resident Henry Booth Settlement, Chicago, and dean of girls, Port Deposit (Maryland.) Institute. 1st national secretary of Women’s Trade Union League, 1903-1904.

      General arbitration and publicity agent International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, 1911-1916. Special agent United States Industrial Relations Commission, 1914. Assistant director investigation service, unites states department Labor, 1918-1919.

      Member President’s Industrial Conference, representing the public, Washington, District of Columbia, October 1919.


    Member National Women’s Suffrage Association. Clubs: Riverside (Illinois).


    • father: William H. Barnum
    • mother: Clara Letitia (Hyde) Barnum
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    Born September 29, 1866
    Died June 17, 1948
    (aged 81)