Katherine Philips Edson


Katherine Philips Edson

Katherine Philips Edson (Mrs. Charles Farwell Edson) (January 12, 1870 – November 5, 1933) was an American social worker and feminist, born at Kenton, Ohio, and educated in private schools.

From 1910 to 1916 she was a member of the State Board of the California Federation of Women's Clubs. She was responsible for the minimum wage bill which the California Legislature passed in 1913. She was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920. In 1921, she became a member of the advisory committee of the Conference on the Limitation of Armaments.


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