Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920
Biography of Mary Nichols
By Caitlin Sharpe, Registrar, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
A resident of Englewood, Colorado, Mary Nichols was an active member of political and reform groups. In 1894, she and a group of women from political and reform organizations served on a committee to plan a reception for female delegates and visitors to the American Federation of Labor Convention. Nichols continued to be involved in politics in the 1900s. According to the History of Woman Suffrage, volume 6, she was sent from Colorado to a Democratic nominating convention sometime in 1908 or later. In 1913, she gave a speech as part of a special Colorado Democratic Committee banquet to honor women that female members planned and featured only female speakers. Nichols remained involved with the Democratic Committee for many years, being nominated for vice-chairman in 1916. As part of the Colorado Women's Democratic club, she helped raise war bonds during World War I.
In addition to her involvement in the Democratic Party, Mary Nichols was a part of the Colorado Equal Suffrage Association, giving speeches in Denver on the history of the organization and elected as the Vice President in 1920.
Nichols's birth and death dates are unknown.
"Current Events Club Joins Housewives' League." Denver Post. (December 21, 1921), pp. 2.
"State Women ask Place in National League of Voters." Denver Post. (March 17, 1920), pp. 1.
Ida Husted Harper, et al., eds., History of Woman Suffrage, volume 6 (1922) [LINK]