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Eagleton Institute of Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics

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About Florence Peshine Eagleton


Florence Peshine Eagleton, a suffragist and founder of New Jersey's League of Women Voters, made the bequest that established the Eagleton Institute in 1956. Today, Eagleton faculty and staff work closely with political practitioners and scholars from around the state and across the nation to accomplish Florence Eagleton's ambitious goal: "the development of and education for responsible leadership in civic and governmental affairs and the solution of their political problems."
 
Florence Peshine Eagleton It is my settled conviction that the cultivation of civic responsibility and leadership among the American people in the field of practical political affairs is of vital and increasing importance to our state and nation .... I make this gift especially for the development of and education for responsible leadership in civic and governmental affairs and the solution of their political problems.
Florence Peshine Eagleton