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Illinois paves the way

On June 26, 1913, Governor Edward F. Dunne, seated, of Illinois signed the Suffrage Bill that gave Illinois women the right to vote. Governor Dunne signed the bill in the presence of his wife, left, and suffragette leaders Grace Wilbur Trout, Elizabeth Booth, female lawyer Antoinette Funk and teachers union leader Margaret Haley, seated.

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