Florence Peshine (1870-1956)

NYT 24November1953

Obituary in the New York Times

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 died on November 22, 1956.

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