Discipline: Literature

Suzanne LaFollette

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1925

Suzanne La Follette (1893-1983) was an American journalist and author who advocated for libertarian feminism in the first half of the 20th century. She was born in Washington state into a politically prominent family; her father, William La Follette, was U.S. Congressman from 1911 to 1919.

As an editor, she helped found several magazines, including The National Review. LaFollette lived in New York for many years, and worked on several other magazines, including The Nation, The Freeman, and The American Mercury. When the Freeman folded, she focused on her writing, producing award-winning poetry as well as two books, Concerning Women and Art in America. She was also the secretary of the John Dewey Commission, which investigated the Russian trials of Leon Trotsky and concluded that he was framed.



Suzanne LaFollette worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio‚Äôs structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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