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Glenna Smith Tinnin

American suffragist

Died when: 68 years 25 days
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Glenna Smith Tinnin Glenna Smith Tinnin (February 27, 1877 – March 24, 1945) was the first chairman of the District of Columbia Equal Franchise League. The Equal Franchise League was founded in 1914 as The Woman Suffrage Council. Early in her career Tinnin was an instructor in oratory at various institutes in the upper Midwest. She was a theater director and playwright, and served as chairman of the pageant committee of the American Federation of Arts. She wrote several plays for children (with Katharine S. Brown) including One Night in Bethlehem: A Play of the Nativity (1925) and Arthur Wins the Sword (1928) In December 1931 Tinnin and Brown staged a production of Paul Kester's Tom Sawyer on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre, which closed after 6 performances.
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