Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Mrs. Daisy C. Allen, 1883-?

By Dr. Electra Fielding, Associate Professor of Spanish, Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Member, Utah State House of Representatives in 1917.

Little is known about Daisy Claire White Allen's life. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in about 1883 and as of 1940, she lived with her son Harry Allen Junior in Salt Lake City and a nurse, Elrvida Hendrickson. The census records also indicate that she completed at least one year of college.

Between 1911 and 1917 the women's legislative committee "secured copies of laws already in successful operation in other States and framed bills to meet their own needs." Daisy was politically active during this time (Givens, 189).

She ran as a state representative for the Democratic Party, and she became a member of the Lower House in 1917. During her appointment, she participated in the writing of laws regarding "the protection for girls to 18 and requiring equal pay for equal work" (Anthony, 647).


Anthony, Susan B., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage and Ida Husted Harper. History of Women Suffrage, Vol VI (1883-1900). Rochester: New York, 1902. [LINK]

"Daisy C. Allen in the 1940 Census,",

Givens, Terryl L., and Reid L. Neilson. The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States. Columbia UP, 2014.

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