The Salvation Army
Founded by William Booth (1829-1912), the Salvation
Army is best known for its social welfare and charitable services.
Booth's daughter Evangeline (1865-1950), who also had a long and
successful career with the organization, persuaded the U.S. government
to allow women in the "Army" to serve overseas during World War
I. President Wilson awarded her the Distinguished Service Medal
for her war work. After a series of leadership roles, Booth became
the Salvation Army's first woman general in 1934.