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Harry Burn - Voted for the 19th Amendment

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Were it not for Harry Burn's elderly mother, the Tennessee legislator would have continued to oppose the 19th Amendment. 

But when Mrs. Burn prevailed upon her son to do the right thing - this PDF link contains an image of the original seven-page letter -  Harry changed his mind.  He cast the deciding vote for ratification and, with it, American women throughout the country gained the right to vote.


Media Credits

Photo, courtesy Library of Congress via the Burn family.

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