Baur Residence

Street Address: 
1511 N. Astor St.
Chicago, IL

Bertha Duppler Baur Diaries and appointment books, 1898-1939.

Creator:    Baur, Bertha, 1858-1940
Dates:    1898-1939
Extent:    1.4 linear feet (1 box and 1 page box)
Call Number:    Midwest.MS.Baur
Stack Location:    1 4 6
Abstract:    Diaries (partly in shorthand) and appointment books of Bertha Duppler Baur, Chicago businesswoman, suffragette, lawyer, and politician. Business school and law school graduate, Bertha Duppler came to Chicago at age 17 as a stenographer and wielded considerable political power as the personal secretary to three postmasters. In 1909 she married millionaire Jacob Baur, founder of the Liquid Carbonic Corporation, and was actively involved in the management of the company after his 1912 death. Active in politics, Baur lobbied for women's suffrage, ran in a close race for Congress in 1926, and for 28 years was a Republican National Committewoman from Illinois.

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