Florence Jaffray Harriman

Florence Jaffray Harriman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Florence Jaffray "Daisy" Harriman was an American socialite, suffragist, social reformer, organizer, and diplomat. "She led one of the suffrage parades down Fifth Avenue, worked on campaigns on child labor and safe milk and, as minister to Norway in World War II, organized evacuation efforts while hiding in a forest from the Nazi invasion." In her ninety-second year, U.S. President John F. Kennedy honored her by awarding her the first "Citation of Merit for Distinguished Service." She often found herself in the middle of historic events. As she stated, "I think nobody can deny that I have always had through sheer luck a box seat at the America of my times." Harriman was born Florence Jaffray Hurst on July 21, 1870 in New York City to shipping magnate F.W.J. Hurst and his wife Caroline. When she was three years old, her mother, then 29, diedshow more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135830635
  • 9786135830637