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Mary Lease

  • [Advice to Kansas farmers:] ... raise less corn and more hell ...

    • Mary Lease,
    • 1892, in Edward T. James, Notable American Women 1607-1950, vol. 2 ()
  • Wall Street owns this country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street and for Wall Street.

    • Mary Lease,
    • speech (1891), in Judith Anderson, ed., Outspoken Women ()

Mary Lease, U.S. orator, farm organizer, politician, birth control advocate

(1850 - 1933)

Full name: Mary Elizabeth Clyens Lease.