Anthon H. Lund of the First Presidency was indignant in 1909 when a journalist claimed that “women will not go to the polls without riding in a carriage or automobile,” suggesting that they were not serious enough to be given the vote.
“I know none of that kind,” wrote President Lund, who had first seen Latter-day Saint women vote nearly 40 years earlier. “As I have observed the women voting, I am convinced that they vote more intelligently than many men . . . and are more in earnest.”
Anthon H. Lund diary, Nov. 30, 1909, Church History Library, Salt Lake City