Annie W. Walker

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Annie W. Walker was a candidate for Charlottesville City Commissioner in 1922.

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Annie W. Walker (1874-1960) ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for one of the three seats available for Charlottesville City Commissioner in the June 13, 1922 election. Walker placed seventh in a seven-way race.

"Mrs. Walker’s small vote of less than a hundred indicated that as yet the local public is not prepared to take kindly to the idea of electing women as office holders, although the records show that there are some fifty more registered women voters than men."

June 4, 1919 - The U.S. Congress passes the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment guarantees women the right to vote. The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia was created in 1909. The primary goal of this group was to achieve equal voting rights for women in the state of Virginia. After women were given the right to vote, through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, the organization was renamed the Virginia League of Women Voters.

Annie W. Walker is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA


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