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333 Suffrage Centennial


Suffrage Centennial



WHEREAS, the Centennial Suffrage Committee of Warren County encourages all citizens, governmental bodies and organizations to celebrate in their own fashion the collective efforts of the Women’s Suffrage Movement with an emphasis on the years spanning 1848 through 1920; and


WHEREAS, on May 21, 1919, the United States Senate and on June 4th, 1919, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass joint resolution No. 1 proposing an Amendment to the United States Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women; and


WHEREAS, on June 19th, 1919, the Pennsylvania State Senate with the Yea vote of Senator Marshall L. Phipps representing Warren and Venango counties, and on June 24th, 1919, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with the Yea vote of Warren County Representative Williston P. Wood of Grand Valley voted approval of the joint resolution thereby making the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the 7th state to ratify what is now the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.


NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved on Monday, June 24, 2019, the Commissioners of the County of Warren shall cause the bell in the county courthouse tower to be rung nineteen times at noon in remembrance and celebration of the Centennial of the Pennsylvania ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which states:


The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.


Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and;


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Commissioners of Warren County do hereby dedicate

June 24, 2019 as Suffrage Centennial Day in commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution and in honor of women’s right to vote, we encourage all citizens eligible to vote to participate in the democratic process.


ADOPTED THIS 12th day of June, 2019.





Benjamin Kafferlin




Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair



Pamela J. Matve                                                    Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary