Helena Hill Weed


Helena Hill Weed, Norwalk, Conn. Serving 3 day sentence in D.C. prison for carrying banner, "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."


Miss Eleanor Week [Helena Hill Weed in an earlier time, possibly as a student]

Hill was a graduate of Vassar College and Montana School of Mines.  She was a geologist, daughter of a member of Congress, and a vice-president of the DAR.  She was a prominent member of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman’s Party.  She was one of the first pickets arrested 7.4.1917 and served 3 days in District Jail. In 1.1918 she was arrested for applauding in court and sentenced to 24 hrs., and in 8.1918 she was arrested for participating in a Lafayette Sq. meeting and sentenced to 15 days.

 (LC, Records of the National Woman’s Party, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mnwp.275034)