Franklin County native played history in Women Suffrage movement

Franklin County, IN—Ida Husted Harper was born in Fairfield township in Franklin County, Indiana.  She was an American author, journalist, columnist, and suffragist, as well as the author of a three-volume biography of suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony at Anthony’s request. Harper also co-edited and collaborated with Anthony on volume four of the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage and completed the project by solo writing volumes five and six after Anthony’s death. In addition, Harper served as secretary of the Indiana chapter of the National Woman Suffrage Association, became a prominent figure in the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., and wrote columns on women’s issues for numerous newspapers across the United States.