|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1828|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1901|
New Jersey, USA
Pioneer American Woman Journalist, Feminist Movement Supporter, Author. She was American journalist writing articles in the 1850s for large newspapers while being a wife and the mother of five children. Using the pen name of "Jennie June", she was one of the first syndicated fashion writers in the United States; she wrote for "New York Tribune" and the "New York World". In 1868 the New York Press Club banned her from attending a dinner for Charles Dickens because she was a women. Her reaction to this incident was to start "Sorosis", the first professional club for women on March 21, 1868, in New York. Believing a woman should be a master of her kitchen, she wrote "Jennie June’s American Cookery Book.”. Later she established the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the New York Women's Press Club. "Talks With Women" was an article she published regularly in the newspaper. Years later, the New York Press Club apologized publicly for banning her. When her husband's health declined in 1879, she cared for him and supported their family; he died in 1889. At this point, she took a position as professor of journalism and literature at Rutgers University, becoming the first American woman to teach "news writing" or what that course is called today, journalist. (bio by: Linda Davis)
David Goodman Croly (1829 - 1889)*
PIONEER NEWSPAPER WOMAN AND FOUNDER OF GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUB
"I have never done anything that was not helpful to woman so far as it lay in my power."
DEDICATED GFWC CENTENNIAL 1990
Note: w/o David Croly
New Jersey, USA
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