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Mary Elizabeth Lease

(1853-1933)

  • Taught school at Osage Mission in Neosho County
  • Powerful and emotional speaker in forefront of Populist Party
  • Advocated revolt of Kansas farmers against high mortgage interest and railroad rates
  • Became alienated from Populist Party, turning to other interests

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