Women want more than 'hot air'

| 15 Oct 2019 | 05:23

When Gifford Pinchot ran for PA governor in 1921, Cornelia Pinchot warned her husband that women wanted more than "hot air and generalities" and contributed significantly to the League of Women Voters supporting him. Starting out with 100 to 1 odds against, the Pinchots campaigned for honesty in government. Gifford said, "It was due to Mrs. Pinchot and the women she organized, far more than to any other single factor, that we won." Promoting trade unionism and labor law reform, Cornelia ran for Congress in 1928 and lost. She tried twice more for a congressional nomination and once for the governorship, without success. (usda.gov)