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Gertrude Barnum

public relations executive.

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 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).


William H. Barnum

Clara Letitia (Hyde) Barnum