Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) was a founder of the woman suffrage movement. By the 1840s, Stanton was a well known proponent of women’s rights, working as a lecturer and helping to secure married women’s property rights in New York in 1848. That same year, she and Lucretia Mott organized the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, where Stanton introduced her Declaration of Sentiments. In the early 1850s, Stanton began working with Susan B. Anthony on suffrage and women’s rights issues, a partnership that would continue for fifty years. Stanton helped organize the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) in 1869 and served as its president until 1890, when NWSA merged with the American Woman Suffrage Association to become the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Stanton served as president of NAWSA until 1892 and continued agitating for suffrage and writing about the women's rights movement for the rest of her life.

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