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New York State Federation of Republican Women

Henrietta Wells Livermore

Woman of the Year Award


On February 14, 1910, 12 women met at the New York City home of Henrietta Wells Livermore to organize a suffrage movement for the State of New York. Mrs. Livermore was elected President of the group. After a seven-year effort, these women were rewarded when the suffrage amendment was passed on January 1, 1919, women could vote. Mrs. Livermore believed that women should know what they were voting about.

Following in the footsteps of Mrs. Livermore, today there are outstanding women whose contributions have helped our Republican Party. To honor the accomplishments of one of these exemplary women, NYSFRW will be presenting a Woman of the Year Award.


This prestigious award gives members of our federated clubs the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of an extraordinary woman. Any current member of a NYS Federated Club may nominate a woman you know who deserves to be recognized for her achievements in furthering women’s political involvement by showing personal excellence and professional achievement.

This award will be presented at the NYSFRW Annual Conference in May 2023!


I hope you will participate in thanking an outstanding woman in our state who has shown, courage, commitment, and conviction by nominating her for this award. To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination form and submit it to the President of NYSFRW. Nominations must be postmarked by March 1st of the current year. All nominees must be residents of New York State and current members of the Republican Party.

Note:  all nominations are confidential!



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