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One of the first leadership positions that Frances Anne held was as vice president of the Women’s Civic Club of Philadelphia (c. 1907). She served as vice president for the rest of her life, except for a period of seven years (1922-29), when she served as its president. It was her sister, Mary Channing Wister, who founded the Women’s Civic Club, but when she died, Frances Anne continued it and kept it running. The Civic Club was responsible for bringing about electric street lighting to the city of Philadelphia.

Publication Date

1998

City

Philadelphia

Disciplines

American Material Culture | American Studies | Cultural History | History | United States History | Women's History

Frances Anne Wister (1874-1956)

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