Susan Fessenden was an American temperance worker.
She was educated in the Cincinnati Female Seminary. In 1864 she married John H. Fessenden. Following her graduation from the Seminary at Cincinnati (1857), she became a teacher in that institution, taking active part in church and temperance work. Later she was elected president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), Sioux City, Iowa. In 1882 she took up her residence in Boston, Massachusetts, and en- tered the service of the National W. C. T. U. as Superintendent of the Franchise Department. Elected president of the Massachusetts W. C. T. U. in 1890, she served until 1898, when she was appointed lecturer for the National W. C. T. U. In the prosecution of this work Fessenden traveled widely in the United States, and also spent two years abroad. Her platform Avork was of a high order and was carried forward un- ceasingly until 1910. Since that time she has contributed service as health and strength have permitted. In 1913 she Avas made a life member of the World’s W. C. T. U. She resides with her daughter at Northfiekl, Minn.
- Cherrington, Ernest Hurst (1926). Standard Encyclopedia of the Alcohol Problem. Vol. 3. American Issue Publishing Company. p. 982. Retrieved 6 August 2022 – via Internet Archive. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.