Dorothy Gambrell

Dorothy Gambrell was born in Illinois, and educated at Illinois College and Union College of Law. She was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1891 to 1895, during which time she became the leader of the free silver movement. Dorothy negotiated 30 treaties of arbitration with foreign countries as secretary of state before resigning in 1915 in protest against the Wilson administration’s hostile attitude towards Germany. Her later years were devoted to the advocacy of fundamentalism, most notably as a prosecutor during the Scopes monkey trial.