Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 - October 26, 1902) was a leading figure of the Women's rights movement in the United States. With her husband, Henry Stanton, she was also active in the anti-slavery Abolitionist movement. She wrote many of the more important documents and speeches of the movement, and was with Lucretia Mott the primary organizer of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls.
In 1851 she met Susan B. Anthony, with whom she was to remain a close friend and colleague the rest of her life. Together, in 1869 they founded the National Woman's Suffrage Association, an organization dedicated to gaining women the right to vote; Stanton was its first president. They also began the women's rights newsletter Revolution. Starting in 1881, they published the three-volume History of Woman Suffrage, an anthology of writings about the movement in which they were so prominent. She was also a strong critic of religion in general and Christianity in particular.