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Evanston and the Fight for the Vote

Emily Huntington Miller

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An active member of the Methodist church, a writer and magazine editor, and a founder of the Woman’s College of Northwestern University (where she was appointed Dean in 1891), Miller achieved a prominent position in Evanston in the years she lived here. Miller was well-known throughout the U.S. for her writings, her editing of The Little Corporal (a magazine for children) and her activism for women's rights and other causes. 

  • b. 1833 (Connecticut), d. 1913 (Minnesota)
  • received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Oberlin College in Ohio
  • Dean of Women at Northwestern University, 1891-1898, 1900
  • Secretary, Founding Committee of National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1874
  • Editor, “The Little Corporal,” 1872-1875
  • Honorary Doctorate of Literature, Northwestern University, 1909