Archive:Charlotte Anita Whitney (1867-1955)

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Charlotte Anita Whitney, suffragist and political radical.

Native Californian who was a supporter of the Industrial Workers of the World and a member of the Socialist Party and the American Communist Party. She was convicted under California's Criminal Syndicalism Act in 1920 of belonging to a party advocating unlawful violence to accomplish political change, but was pardoned by Governor Clement Calhoun Young.

She was born 7 Jul 1867, Oakland, CA, daughter of George Edwin and Mary Lewis (Swearingen) Whitney. Her Whitney lineage is Charlotte Anita8 Whitney (George Edwin7, George Washington Riggs6, Henry5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1)

See also en:Charlotte Anita Whitney.

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