Katherine Bement Davis

Katherine Bement Davis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Katherine Bement Davis (January 15, 1860 - December 10, 1935) was an American progressive era social reformer and criminologist who became the first woman to head a major New York City agency when she was appointed Correction Commissioner on January 1, 1914. The Panama-Pacific Exposition designated her one of the three most distinguished women in America. Davis is remembered for her pioneering science-based prison reform and groundbreaking research about female sexuality. She was born in Buffalo, New York on January 15, 1860 to Oscar Bill Davis and Frances Freeman. She was the oldest of five children, three girls and two boys. Katharine's mother Frances was a strong proponent of women's rights and a zealous advocate for women's suffrage.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136661020
  • 9786136661025