Florence Peshine Eagleton


Born and died in Newark. Vice President of the NJ Suffrage Association, president of the Woman’s Political Union. Founder of the New Jersey League of Woman Voters. One of the first woman to serve as trustee of Rutgers, a trustee of the Newark Museum, Newark Music Foundation and Art Club of Newark. Life member of the NJ Historical Society. Trustee of the YMCA, President of the Visiting Nurses Association, director of the Consumers League of NJ, organizer of the NJ Birth Control League and member of the Newark Maternal Health Center.


NJ Women’s History

Chiu, Rachel, “Florence Peshine Eagleton

Lurie, Maxine Encyclopedia of New Jersey