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Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton, 1835-1898 Author; born in Gallipolis, O., about 1835; widow of Rear-Admiral John A. Dahlgren. She established and was the vice-president for several years of the Literary Society of Washington; was opposed to woman suffrage, against which she published a weekly paper for two years and also sent. a petition bearing many signatures to Congress, requesting that women should not be given the elective franchise. Popes Pius IX. and Leo XIII. several times thanked her for the various services she had rendered to the Roman Catholic Church. Her publications include Thoughts on Female suffrage; Memoirs of John A. Dahlgren, etc. She died in Washington, D. C., May 28, 1898.