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Mrs. Philip N. Moore

 

The president-general of the Federation of Women's Club was born in Rockford, Illinois, and educated at Vassar College, at which institution she pursued a full mathematical and scientific course. The years from 1876 to 1879 she spent in travel and study abroad.

Since her marriage she has resided in Kentucky and Missouri. She has been connected and actively interested in the St. Louis Training School for Nurses; is a member of the board of directors of the Providence Association and chairman of their district nurse work from its inception.

She is vice-president of the St. Louis School of Philanthropy; is a charter member of the Wednesday Club, and was president of the Missouri Federation from 1901 to 1905; was first vice-president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs from 1904 to 1908.

She is intensely interested in the musical growth of St. Louis and assisted in the formation of the Musical Club which brings to St. Louis the best artists in every line and is also devoted to the interests of a larger musical organization, the St. Louis Symphony Society, in which she is an active worker. She has been president of the National Federation of Musical Club.

Mrs. Moore holds all educational influences to be of the greatest importance; from 1903 to 1907 she was president of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae and one of the three alumnae trustees of Vassar College. She was appointed by the board of lady managers of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a member of the Superior Jury in which International Jury of Awards the right of membership was given for the first time to a representative of women. A woman of liberal culture and extensive information, she has wielded a large influence in various spheres of women's work. With quiet force and dignity she combines great executive ability and is an effective worker in every movement with which she is identified.

She was elected president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs at their meeting, June 1908, in Boston. She traveled extensively in the interests of the federation going even to Panama to visit the dubs of the Canal Zone Federation.

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Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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