Nebraska Authors

Jean Duncan Craighead

AKA: Mrs. David George Craighead

Born 1867-03-25 Aberdeen (SCOTLAND)

A journalist from Omaha, Mrs. George was chairperson of a committee who assisted the Legislative Committee of 1913 to investigate the conditions of working girls and women. A minimum wage bill resolution she drew up was presented to the Legislature. In July of 1915, she was appointed by Governor Moorhead to the State Board of Child Labor Commissioners. She assisted the Omaha Typographical Union in its struggle to establish the eight hour day. With a committee of two others she interviewed the businessmen of Omaha to ascertain their attitude toward the union and toward the shorter work day. Later she published a story of these interviews.

Places Lived

Aberdeen, SCOTLAND
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Women's Suffrage; Social Conditions


Educated in Aberdeen (SCOTLAND) public schools
Attended high school until she was old enough to be apprenticed as a teacher-pupil
Received a first-class teacher's certificate


Speaker on social issues

Places Worked

Omaha business community
State of Nebraska


Omaha Women's Club
Omaha Philosophical Society, Vice President
Political Equality Society
Omaha Suffrage Society

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