Dreier, Mary Elisabeth

Dreier, Mary Elisabeth

(1875–1963) labor reformer, suffragist; born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Privately educated, she devoted her life to improving working conditions for women. President of the New York Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) (1906–14), she worked for National WTUL until its demise (1950). A vigorous political activist, she campaigned for suffrage, the Progressive Party, world peace, and nuclear disarmament.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.