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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.


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Mrs. Julia Clark Hallam

One of the really brilliant women of Iowa is Julia Clark Hallam, of Sioux City.  She is an exceptionally well educated woman, a lecturer of power, and a writer of ability.  She was a pioneer advocate of suffrage and of the teaching of social hygiene, advocating these two ideas long before they came to be accepted as generally as they are today.  She was born Jany. 7, 1860, in Portage, Wis.  Her father was John Tellotson Clark, and her mother, Louise Harriett Halley.  She is a Mayflower descendant, tracing her ancestry direct to Gov. Bradford.  She was graduated from the University of Wisconsin, B. A., 1881, M. A., 1883.  She received the degree M. A. from the University of Chicago in 1910.  Elected to Alpha Chapter Phi Beta Kappa of Wisconsin in 1913.  On Aug. 17, 1883, she was married to Joseph Wood Hallam.  They have four children:  Marguerite, now Mrs. A. L. Matthews of Los Angeles;  Clark, Arthur Wood, and Kirkland.  For thirty years she has been a member of the First Congregational church and has been an active worker in the Sunday school and in boys' and girls' clubs.  She has been state president of the Political Equality Association, has been secretary of the I. F. W. C's., and has been a leader of the Child Psychology Section of the Sioux City Woman's Club.  She has served the Mothers' Child Study Club as president, and is a member of the D. A. R., church Missionary Society and Ladies' Aid.  She has lectured throughout the state in Child Training and on Equal Suffrage.  She is the author of "A Story of a European Tour," "Relation of the Sexes from a Scientific Standpoint" and "Studies in Child Development," all of which have had wide circulation.



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