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(Created page with ''''Josephine Jewell Dodge''' (February 11, 1855 – March 6, 1928) was an American educator, an early leader of the day nursery movement, and an anti-suffrage ac...')
 
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Dodge's anti-suffrage activities occupied her later career. In 1911, she helped found and became president of the National Association Opposed to Women's Suffrage,<ref>[https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4445584/josephine_jewell_dodge_on_immorality/ "Low Cut Gowns and High Morals Suffrage and Sex; Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge Tells Women Decent Dress is More Important than Votes"] ''The Courier'' (May 11, 1913): 1. via [[Newspapers.com]] {{open access}}</ref> a post she held for six years; she also edited the organization's publication, "Woman's Protest." She was the target of a verbal attack at a 1915 "riot" between suffrage and anti-suffrage activists in Washington D. C.<ref>[https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4445446/antisuffragists_and_suffragists_riot/ "Near Riot When Suffragists and Antis Meet at Hearing Before Democratic Committee"] ''Washington Herald'' (December 8, 1915): 1. via [[Newspapers.com]] {{open access}}</ref> That same year, she spoke against suffrage in New Jersey, saying "The life of the average woman is not so ordered as to give her first hand knowledge of those things which are the essentials of sound government...She is worthily employed in other departments of life, and the vote will not help her fulfill her obligations therein."<ref>[https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4445523/womens_suffrage_and_antisuffrage/ "Woman Suffrage Battle Opens in New Jersey As Antis Unlimber Big Guns; Monster Mass Meeting Held in Trenton"] ''Chatham Press'' (May 29, 1915): 7. via [[Newspapers.com]] {{open access}}</ref> She countered accusations that anti-suffrage activists were supported by "liquor interests" in hopes of preventing prohibition.<ref>[http://search.proquest.com.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/hnpnewyorktimesindex/docview/97836271/A1931B21F5BA496EPQ/5 "Mrs. Dodge Charges A Poison-Pen Plot; Declares Suffragists, with Endless Chain Postals, Are Repeating Liquor Attacks"] ''New York Times'' (October 30, 1916): 9.</ref>
 
A variety of [[rose]] was named for Mrs. Dodge, grown especially to decorate tables at an anti-suffrage meeting in New York's [[Hotel Astor (New York City)|Hotel Astor]].<ref>[http://search.proquest.com.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/hnpnewyorktimesindex/docview/97795079/A1931B21F5BA496EPQ/4 "Anti-Suffrage Rose Named 'Mrs. Dodge'; Rich New Flower Graces Each Table at BrillianBrilliant Cafe Dansant and Tableaux"] ''New York Times'' (April 6, 1915): 4.</ref>
 
==Personal life==