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Candidate Theodore Roosevelt Endorses Woman Suffrage

Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt is running for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party against his hand-picked successor current president William Howard Taft. Roosevelt feels Taft is too conservative and endorsed a Progressive platform.

On June 12, 1912 Roosevelt endorsed woman suffrage by stating that if he wins the nomination at the upcoming Republican National convention in Chicago next week, he will advocate an equal rights plank in the Republican National platform. Roosevelt feels that “woman suffrage would be to the advantage of the country.”

1912 Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt

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