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Florence Peshine Eagleton, (1870-1953)
Courtesy, Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Florence Peshine Eagleton, a leader in the woman suffrage movement and an advocate for women’s higher education, was one of the first women to serve as a Trustee of Rutgers University. She bequeathed more than $1,000,000 to establish the Wells Phillips Eagleton and Florence Peschine Eagleton Foundation, now the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, to provide education in practical politics for young women.

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