Florence Peshine (1870-1956) was a leader in the woman suffrage movement and advocated women's higher education. She was one of the first women to serve as a Trustee of Rutgers University. She willed more than $1,000,000 to establish the Wells Phillips Eagleton and Florence Peshine Eagleton Foundation, now the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. (b. April 16, 1870; Newark, New Jersey – d. November 22, 1956; Newark, New Jersey)
- She married a man twice her age, and that marriage ended in divorce.
- In 1913 she married Wells Phillips Eagleton (1865-1946), a neurosurgeon.
She died on November 22, 1956.