Maude Comstock Waitt
was born on August 11, 1875 in Middlebury, Vermont. Her career began in education, eventually rising to the rank of principal at a Massachusetts grammar school before moving to Ohio with her husband in 1903. In 1921, Waitt was elected to the City Council of Lakewood, resigning a year later after winning a seat in the Ohio Senate, serving from 1922 until 1930. Waitt was an active civic leader in her district, as she was involved with the Citizens League of Cleveland, the Women’s Clubs of both Cleveland and Lakewood, the Western Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ladies of the G.A.R., and the Lakewood Republican Club. Maude Comstock Waitt was made a Great Ohioan in 2020.
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