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Abdul Kadir Khanzada

Abdul Kadir Khanzada is a Pakistani politician, a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2013. He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-242 as a candidate of Muttahida Qaumi Movement in by-polls held in January 2003, he received 67,051 votes and defeated Meraj Ul Huda Siddiqui, a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal. He was made parliamentary secretary for communication in 2003, he was re-elected to the National Assembly from Constituency NA-242 as a candidate of MQM in 2008 Pakistani general election. He defeated Muhammad Afaque Khan, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party. Khanzada's family originated from Alwar from where they migrated to Pakistan, he is a direct descendant of Raja Nahar Khan

Martha E. Sewall Curtis

Martha E. Sewall Curtis was an American woman suffragist and writer, she delivered notable lectures at the meetings of the National Woman Suffrage Association in Boston. For years, she edited a weekly woman's column in the News, of Woburn and was president of the Woburn Equal Suffrage League. Martha Elizabeth Sewall was born in Burlington, May 18, 1858, she was descended from one of the oldest families of New England. Her parents were Elizabeth Brown Sewall. For many years, her father served as Town Clerk at Burlington, her paternal grandfather, Rev. Samuel Sewall, minister of the Old South Church, author of the history of Woburn, her great-grandfather was Judge Sewall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice, affiliated with the Salem witch trials. On her grandmother's side, she was descended from first president of Harvard College, she was graduated from Cambridge high school in the youngest of her class. She subsequently pursued the study of accomplishments. For several years, she was a teacher, at one time was on the school committee of her native town.

She married Thomas S. Curtis, July 3, 1879, they had two children. Her husband died December 27, 1888, he sympathized with his wife in her literary and reformatory work. After her marriage, she took a full course in elocution at the New England Conservatory and was graduated in 1883, she afterward spent a year in the study of oratory to fit herself for public shaking. A firm believer in the equality of the sexes, she began when quite young to work for the enfranchisement of women, her first appearance as a public lecturer was in the meetings of the National Woman Suffrage Association in Boston and elsewhere. In 1889, she was appointed State lecturer of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, in that capacity addressed many public meetings in different parts of the State, she served as president of the Woburn Equal Suffrage League. She has been active in urging women to vote for the school committee, the only form of suffrage granted to them in Massachusetts, she was a thorough believer in temperance, but held that the best way to obtain good laws was to put the ballot into the hands of women as well as men.

She did much work for the reform by contributing articles to the newspapers. She edited a weekly woman's column in the Woburn News. From her grandfather. Rev. Samuel Sewall, an antiquarian, she inherited a taste for historical research, she wrote a history of her own town for the History of Middlesex County. For a. number of years, she employed about 20 women. During the period of 1880 to 1885, she served as organist of the Burlington church, she died April 1915 at her home in Burlington. Burlington Church. 150th anniversary. Burlington, Mass. 1855 Burlington, 1890 Ye olde meeting house: addresses and verses relating to the meeting house, Middlesex County, built 1732, other historical addresses, 1909 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Logan, Mrs. John A.. "Woman suffage". The Part Taken by Women in American History. Perry-Nalle publishing Company; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Willard, Frances Elizabeth. A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life.

Moulton. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Woburn Massachusetts. Woburn Records of Births, Deaths and Marriage Intentions, from 1640 to 1900. Andrews, Cutler, & Company. Costa, Robert J.. Burlington. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-0902-0. Works by or about Martha E. Sewall Curtis at Internet Archive