The Battle Lost and Won
Questionnaire from Congressional Committee, undated

The suffragists tried many tactics to lobby Congress for passage of what had come to known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment. At one point, Texas members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association sent questionnaires to all of the members of the Texas delegation asking for their views on suffrage. This example shows the responses of Representative James L. Slayden of San Antonio. Slayden was elected to Congress in 1896 and served until 1919. He was known for his promotion of the railroads, his role in making San Antonio a military center, and for his work for international peace.

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Congressional committee questionnaire

Questionnaire from Congressional Committee, undated. Erminia Thompson Folsom Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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