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Victoria Woodhull
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Candidate for
President of the United States
Election date
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Victoria California Claflin

(1838-09-23)September 23, 1838
Homer, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 9, 1927(1927-06-09) (aged 88)
Bredon's Norton, Worcestershire, England
Resting place Cremated remains scattered at sea from Newhaven, Sussex, England
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Canning Woodhull
(m. 1853; div. 18??)
Colonel James Blood
(m. 1865; div. 1876)

John Biddulph Martin
(m. 1883; his death 1901)
Children Byron Woodhull
Zula Maude Woodhull
Parents Reuben Buckman Claflin
Roxanna Hummel Claflin
Relatives Tennessee Claflin (sister)
See Claflin family
Education No formal education
Occupation Suffragist, politician, feminist, writer.
Known for Politics, women's rights, women's suffrage, feminism, civil rights, anti-slavery, stockbroker, journalism, free love

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement. She was the first woman candidate for President of the United States,

In 1872, Woodhull ran for President of the United States. While many historians and authors agree that Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States, some have questioned that priority given issues with the legality of her run. They disagree with classifying it as a true candidacy because she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35. However, election coverage by contemporary newspapers does not suggest age was a significant issue. The presidential inauguration was in March 1873. Woodhull's 35th birthday was in September 1873.

Woodhull twice went from rags to riches. Woodhall was married three times. During her third marraige, she changed her name to Victoria Woodhull Martin.

Victoria Woodhull during the 1860s


Victoria Woodhull died on June 9, 1927 aged 88 years old.


In March 2017, Amazon Studios announced production of a movie based on her life, produced by and starring Brie Larson as Victoria Woodhull.

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