Amelia Bloomer

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Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818 – December 30, 1894) was an American newspaper editor, women's rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women's clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy. In her work with The Lily, she became the first woman to own, operate and edit a newspaper for women.

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Amelia Bloomer
Amelia Jenks

May 27, 1818
Homer, New York, United States
DiedDecember 30, 1894(1894-12-30) (aged 76)
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
MonumentsAmelia Bloomer House
Occupation(s)Women's rights and temperance advocate
Known forPublicizing the idea of women wearing pants which came to be known as "Bloomers"
Notable workowner/editor of The Lily
SpouseDexter Bloomer (m. 1840)