Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890–1920

Biography of Anna Margaret (Long) Scott, 1857-1941

By Jessica Maiberger-Horner, Special Collections archivist, Friends of The Air Force Academy Library contractor for USAFA/DFLIBSC

First Vice President of the State Association; delegate or alternate to the Presidential Nominating conventions; chairman, League of Women Voters; member, Republican Party

Anna Margaret (Long) Scott was born in on April 14, 1857 in Marietta, Ohio. She married Charles H. Scott on January 8, 1888 in Golden, Colorado. She died in Denver, Colorado, on December 15, 1941, and is buried with her husband in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.

Anna M. Scott was one of the most influential women in Denver politics during the first two decades of the twentieth century. In 1908, she was referred to as the "woman boss of Denver" by Harper's Weekly. She was a devoted supporter of both men and women voters of the Republican Party. In 1919, Anna Margaret was the vice-president of the State Association. In December of that year, the Colorado legislature met for a special session meeting to discuss the passage of the women's suffrage amendment. During those discussions, Mrs. Scott gave a brief speech in support of the amendment. In 1920, she was the chairman of the League of Women Voters.


"Anna M. Scott." Find a grave memorial.

State of Colorado. "County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006." Accessed May 15, 2018.

Harper, Ida Husted, et al., eds. The History of Suffrage: Volume 6: 1900-1920. National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1922. [LINK]

Franklin, Margaret Ladd. The Case for Woman Suffrage: A Bibliography. National College Equal Suffrage League, 1913.

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