Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott

Madeleine Lemoyne, Mrs. Charles E. Ellicott (November 14, 1856 – 1945) was an American suffragist. She was the founder of the League of Women Voters of Maryland, serving as its president for 20 years, longer than anyone else.

Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott
Madeleine Lemoyne

November 14, 1856
Known forFounder, League of Women Voters of Maryland


Born in Chicago, Ellicott studied chemistry at Rush Medical College, and then continued her studies at the Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland. In conjunction with the annual National League of Women Voters meeting planned for Baltimore in 1922, she was one of the organizers of the Pan-American Conference of Women.[1]

She married Charles Ellis Ellicott in 1890. They had three sons, Charles Ellis Ellicott, Jr. (born 1892), Valcoulon Lemoyne Ellicott (born 1893), and John Roman Ellicott (born 1896).[2]


  1. Pan American Union (1922). Bulletin of the Pan American Union. 54 (Public domain ed.). The Union. pp. xx, 37, 252, 351–.
  2. "Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
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