MacNamara
Past National President, League of Women Voters
2018 Speaker

Atlanta, Georgia

Elisabeth MacNamara served as the 18th president of the League of Women Voters of the United States from 2010-2016. The League of Women Voters is a direct outgrowth of the fight for voting rights for women, focused on realizing the power of the vote to create a more perfect democracy in the United States.

MacNamara has an extensive volunteer career in the league beginning in 1982. A long-time resident of Georgia, she served as president of a local league in Metropolitan Atlanta, state president and on the national board. Professionally, MacNamara is an attorney specializing in criminal law. She retired in 2010 after nearly 30 years as a prosecuting attorney in DeKalb County, Georgia. MacNamara has two sons, one a physician currently serving as a cardiology fellow in Texas and the other a public school teacher in Georgia.