Victoria Claflin Woodhull
Woodhull, Victoria Claflin (1838–1927), social reformer and first woman to run for the U.S. presidency (1872). She won support for her stand on voting rights for women, but was criticized by some suffragists for her less conventional beliefs, which included free love, communal living, and mysticism. In 1866 she and her sister Tennessee established the first female-owned brokerage firm. They also founded a weekly newspaper, which in 1872 published the first English-language translation of the Communist Manifesto.