Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Dr. Anna W. Scott, 1870- ?

By: Katherine Pecora (student): Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA

Anna W. Scott was an officer of the State Suffrage Association who served during the 1910 campaign in Washington. Scott was born in Iowa in 1870 and married her husband William .H. Scott; they had two children, a boy and a girl. Scott was an auditor for the suffrage association from 1909 to 1911. Though there is not a date on the publication, Dr. Scott and her collogues wrote an invitation to the Seattle Council of Women Voters. In the suffrage association's publication she is listed as: Dr. Scott but, there was not any information on her education. I was unable to find Scott's profession but her husband was listed as a carpenter in Seattle in 1910. Scott's information on suffrage is sparse but she contributed by holding the office of auditor within the organization.

In September of 1910 Scott had a piece published in the "Kitchen Contest letters" section of the Tacoma Daily News. It was a contest sponsored by Emma Smith DeVoe of the State Equal Suffrage Association. She offered "Progressive Ideas" about the kitchen in her contribution. "Let us remember that this room is the workshop of the house, and should be clean, light, airy and conveniently arranged in every detail," wrote Scott.


Ida Husted Harper, et al., eds., History of woman suffrage. 1900-1920, vol. 6 (1922) [LINK]

"Page 161 : Kitchen Contest Letters." Accessed online at

"1910 United States Federal Census for Anna W. Scott." Ancestry, 1910,

"Anna W. Scott." U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs, BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010,

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