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Austin History Center

512-974-7480
810 Guadalupe St.
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PICB 13189

PICB 13189

Biography – McCallum, Jane

Jane McCallum was a leader in the woman suffrage movement in Austin. She headed the Austin Suffrage Association and was active in the Texas Equal Suffrage Association. After the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, she formed the Joint Legislative Council, also called the “Petticoat Lobby,” which lobbied for women’s issues. In 1927, Governor Moody appointed her as Secretary of State and during her tenure she rediscovered and restored Texas’ Declaration of Independence.

 

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