Ellen Hardin Walworth, American lawyer, social leader.
Walworth, Ellen Hardin was born on October 20, 1832 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Daughter of of General John Jay Hardin, United States.V. (killed at Buena Vista, 1847) and Sarah Ellen (Smith) Hardin.
Educated Jacksonville Academy and by private tutors.
Graduate woman’s law class, University of New New York Founder (one of three) National Society D.A.R., 1890. Trustee 18 years of Saratoga Monument Association. President Shakespeare Club, Saratoga, 1875-1885.
President and founder Art and Science Field Club, Saratoga, 1880-1885. Founder and president Post Parliament, New York. One of first three women nominated and elected to school board under New York law admitting women as trustees.
Director-general Woman’s National War Relief Association, 1898. Was at field hospital, Fortress Monroe, to meet first wounded brought from Santiago with supplies, nurses, etc. Was at Montauk, August 12, and remained in field hospital until it closed.
Author: Battles of Saratoga. Parliamentary Rules, 1897. Home: Saratoga Springs, New York.