Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement. She was the first woman candidate for President of the United States,
President of the United States
Victoria California Claflin
September 23, 1838
Homer, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||June 9, 1927 (aged 88)|
Bredon's Norton, Worcestershire, England
|Resting place||Cremated remains scattered at sea from Newhaven, Sussex, England|
|Spouse(s)||Canning Woodhull |
(m. 1853; div. 18??)
Colonel James Blood
(m. 1865; div. 1876)
John Biddulph Martin
(m. 1883; his death 1901)
Zula Maude Woodhull
|Parents||Reuben Buckman Claflin|
Roxanna Hummel Claflin
|Relatives||Tennessee Claflin (sister)|
See Claflin family
|Education||No formal education|
|Occupation||Suffragist, politician, feminist, writer.|
|Known for||Politics, women's rights, women's suffrage, feminism, civil rights, anti-slavery, stockbroker, journalism, free love|
In 1872, Woodhull ran for President of the United States. While many historians and authors agree that Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States, some have questioned that priority given issues with the legality of her run. They disagree with classifying it as a true candidacy because she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35. However, election coverage by contemporary newspapers does not suggest age was a significant issue. The presidential inauguration was in March 1873. Woodhull's 35th birthday was in September 1873.
Woodhull twice went from rags to riches. Woodhall was married three times. During her third marraige, she changed her name to Victoria Woodhull Martin.
Victoria Woodhull died on June 9, 1927 aged 88 years old.
- "Victoria Woodhull Martin certified death certificate". victoria-woodhull.com. Obtained from the General Register Office, UK. June 17, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
- Kroll, Justin (2017-03-22). "Brie Larson to Play First Female U.S. Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull in Amazon Film". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-28.