Gordon, Jean Margaret
- Elizabeth Hayes Turner
Gordon, Jean Margaret (1865–24 February 1931), social reformer and suffragist, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of George Hume Gordon, an educator, and Margaret Galiece. Jean grew up in the Garden District of New Orleans; she attended public schools but graduated from Miss Shaw’s School, a private finishing academy. Her parents had become converted to the cause of woman suffrage as early as the 1850s and raised their daughters to share their commitment. Jean and her family were members of the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans, where in 1896 Mary C. C. Bradford from Colorado delivered an address on woman suffrage. Inspired by the lecture, Jean and her sister ...