Lived: Sep 23, 1838 – Jun 09, 1927 (age 88)
Spouse: James Blood (m. 1865 – 1876)
Parents: Reuben Buckman Claflin · Roxanna Hummel Claflin
Siblings: Tennessee Celeste Claflin (Sister)
Education: No formal education
Children: Byron WoodhullHighlights
- 1865: Victoria Woodhull married James Blood in 1865; their marriage lasted 11 years till 1876.
- 1868: She said that she was guided in 1868 by Demosthenes to what symbolism to use supporting her theories of Free Love.
- 1870: Woodhull, with sister Tennessee (Tennie) Claflin, became the first female stockbrokers and in 1870 they opened a brokerage firm on Wall Street.
- 1872: In 1872, Woodhull publicly criticized well-known clergyman Henry Ward Beecher for adultery.
- 1872: Woodhull was nominated for President of the United States by the newly formed Equal Rights Party on May 10, 1872, at Apollo Hall, New York City.
- 1901: After her husband died in 1901, Martin gave up publishing and retired to the country, establishing residence at Bredon’s Norton’s, where she built a village school with Tennessee and Zula.
Cabinet card portrait photograph of Victoria Woodhull
(1872) First female US presidential candidate is nominated.
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