Victoria Woodhull: Ohio native first woman to run for president

With Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, it seems appropriate to look back at the first female candidate. Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927) ran for president in 1872 before women even had the right to vote. This radical, born in Homer, Ohio, may not be well known today, but for five years she was a controversial and prominent figure.

From suffragist to sex scandal, Victoria Woodhull’s story still fascinates today. Find out more in our enhanced digital edition of Smart Business Columbus.

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