Julia Ruhl


Julia Ruhl
Julia Walker Ruhl was born in Connecticut in 1861 and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1881. She taught at Broaddus College in West Virginia before her 1890 marriage to John Ruhl. Ruhl was active in the YMCA auxiliary and helped found both the Clarksburg Woman's Club and the Clarksburg Public Library. Ruhl served as president of the West Virginia Equal Suffrage Association from 1917 to 1920 and was the first president of the West Virginia League of Women Voters from 1920 to 1922. She later served on the Clarksburg City Council. Ruhl died on June 2, 1956, in Washington, DC.