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Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.

Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. published “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement” in 2005 because he realized how little people knew about this important part of American history.  His research as an independent scholar began in 1993 and it took him 12 pre-internet years during which he visited libraries and special collections across the country to locate photographs and historical images that would bring this great crusade to life.  Following publication, he toured the country, speaking at local historic centers and libraries as well as the Smithsonian and Library of Congress. 

An editor and principal of Robert Cooney Graphic Design in northern California, Mr. Cooney has been involved with the National Women's History Alliance creating posters, publications and other educational resources for over 30 years.  He also helped create the 19 Informational Stations at the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial outside of Washington D.C.  A member of the Steering Committee of the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative, he is currently on the Advisory Committee of the Women's Suffrage National Monument Foundation planning for a lasting tribute on the Capitol Mall.