Furuhjelm, Annie (1854–1937)

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Furuhjelm, Annie (1854–1937)

Finnish suffragist. Born in 1854 in Finland; died 1937; dau. of an admiral.

Began career as a journalist, editing Nutid, a monthly, and Astra, a women's magazine; as president of the Woman's Alliance Union, attended the International Council of Women in Berlin and the forming of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1904), serving as 2nd vice president; was a member of the Finnish Diet under the Russians (1914–19), and then the independent Parliament (1922–29).