Elisabeth Griffith studied at Wellesley College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1969.
Later in 1973, Griffith earned a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Griffith became a Doctor of Philosophy after her studies at American University in 1983.
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The first comprehensive, fully documented biography of the most important woman suffragist and feminist reformer in nineteenth-century America, In Her Own Right restores Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her true place in history. Griffith emphasizes the significance of role models and female friendships in Stanton's progress toward personal and political independence. In Her Own Right is, in the author's words, an "unabashedly 'great woman' biography."
Elisabeth Griffith studied at Wellesley College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1969. Later in 1973, she earned a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. She became a Doctor of Philosophy after her studies at American University in 1983.
Griffith held the position of administrator at National Women’s Education Fund and teacher at National Cathedral School, both in 1972-1975. Since 1974 up to 1980 she was a Vice President and a Treasurer of National Women’s Political Caucus. After that, she was known as s Chair of the Board of Women’s Campaign Fund in 1980-1986. Her following position was an Adjunct Professor at American University in 1984-1987.
In 1988-2010, Griffith served as Headmistress of the Madeira School, in McLean, where she led two capital campaigns that raised $100 million, expanded the physical plant, and directed their Centennial celebration while enhancing the overall vitality of this 106-year old independent private school for girls.
Griffith also served as a consultant, in 1997-1999, on the Ken Burns’ PBS Biography Series, “Not For Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony,” inspired by the Stanton biography which Griffith had written (“In Her Own Right”). A historian, Griffith is at work now on a book about the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Elisabeth Griffith amassed a sizable collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramic works before her husband's death in December 2004.
Elisabeth Griffith married John Dudley Deardourff on April 10, 1970. They have two children: Megan and John David. She also has two stepchildren, three sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.