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date: 20 September 2020

Mackay, Katherine Alexander Duerlocked

(9 May 1879–19 Apr. 1930)
  • Johanna Neuman

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Mackay, Katherine Alexander Duer (9 May 1879–19 Apr. 1930), suffragist and writer, was born in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, the only child of William Alexander Duer and Ellin Mole Travers Duer. The family lineage counted a delegate to the Continental Congress, a Supreme Court justice, and two presidents of Columbia University. Endowed with social status and Gotham connections, the Duers provided their daughter with an education of refinement, including private tutors and regular visits to Europe. On one such trip, in the summer of ...

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