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Katherine Philips Edson

Katherine Philips Edson, American suffragette.

Background

  • Edson, Katherine Philips was born on January 12, 1870 in Kenton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of William H. (Doctor of Medicine and Harriet J. (Carlin) Philips.

  • Education

    • Educated Convent of the Sacred Heart, Clifton, Cincinnati, and Glendale Female Seminary.

    Career

    • Interested in constructive philanthropy, public health and industrial problems. Active worker for woman suffrage. Member Progressive Party State Central Committee, California, 1912-1916.

      Member Executive Committee Republican State Committee, 1916-1920. Member Executive Committee Republican National Committee, 1920-1924. Member state board California Federation Women’s Clubs, 1910-1916.

      Member Charter Revision communications of Los Angeles, 1912. Member Executive Committee National Municipal League. Executive Committee National League for Woman’s Service.

      Chairman women in industry committee California Council of Defense. Chairman of Commission on Women in Industry and member board directors California League of Woman Voters, since 1922. Member and Executive officer Industrial Welfare Commission, California.

      Chief of Division of Industrial Welfare of State Department of Industrial Relations, 1927-1931. Delaware Pan-Pacific Conference of Women, Honolulu, 1928. Author of minimum wage bill, enacted by California legislature, 1913.

      Appointed member of advisory committee of Conference on Limitation of Armament, November 1921. Home: Pasadena, Calif.

    Works

    • Author of minimum wage bill, enacted by California legislature, 1913. Appointed member of advisory committee of Conference on Limitation of Armament, November 1921.

    Membership

    Member Progressive Party State Central Committee, California, 1912-1916. Member Executive Committee Republican State Committee, 1916-1920. Member Executive Committee Republican National Committee, 1920-1924.

    Member state board California Federation Women’s. Member Charter Revision communications of Los Angeles, 1912. Member Executive Committee National Municipal League.

    Member and Executive officer Industrial Welfare Commission, California.

    Connections

    • Married Charles Farwell Edson, October 8, 1890. Children: Katharine, Philips Josiah, Charles Farwell.
    • father: William H. Edson
    • spouse: Charles Farwell Edson
    • children: Katharine Edson
    • Philips Josiah Edson
    • Charles Farwell Edson
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    Born January 12, 1870
    Died November 5, 1933
    (aged 63)
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