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Selden, NY was named after the judge, Henry Rogers Selden, (http://winningthevote.org/HRSelden.html) who testified on behalf of Susan B. Anthony in Upstate Rochester, NY. Ms. Anthony had posed as a man to vote (women were not allowed then) and he, though it was and still is unwritten law that judges do not testify in court for other people, he did testify as to her character and sincerity, before the passage of the Twentieth Amendment, which is, "An amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex" - Word Web 3.02.
Interesting story. Perhaps it should be added into a new history section. ----DanTD (talk) 23:33, 10 September 2008 (UTC)