Martha Cannon | Mormon Politicians

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Famous Mormon Martha Cannon was a successful suffragist, the peaceful counterparts to the more militant suffragettes, who won herself the position of a state senator as the first woman to do so. However, the fame of this celebrity Mormon turned to infamy when her husband was put on trial for polygamy, an aspect of Mormon belief that was not accommodated by law at the time. Rather than testify against her husband, Martha Cannon fled the country.

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