Clara Campoamor 1888-1972
Clara Campoamor was one of three women elected to the Constituent Assembly after women were given the right to stand in the elections for the first time in 1931. A strong advocate for women’s rights, Campoamor became the first woman to give a speech to the Constituent Assembly as she fought for universal suffrage to be included in the draft for the Spanish Constitution of 1931. Her efforts were successful as women were granted the right to vote in December 1931, although Campoamor lost her parliamentary seat two years later. With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Campoamor fled into exile and refused to give up the names of her Republican allies to Franco.
Campoamor eventually died while in exile in Switzerland