Doris "Granny D" Haddock


1910 – 2010


Who was Doris "Granny D" Haddock?

Doris Haddock was an American political activist from New Hampshire. Haddock achieved national fame when, between the ages of 88 and 90, starting on January 1, 1999, and culminating on February 29, 2000, she walked over 3,200 miles across the continental United States to advocate for campaign finance reform. In 2004, she ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judd Gregg for the U.S. Senate.

Haddock's walk across the country followed a southern route and took more than a year to complete, starting on January 1, 1999, in southern California and ending in Washington, D.C., on February 29, 2000.

Haddock requested a name change of her middle name to "Granny D," the name by which she had long been known. On August 19, 2004, Haddock's request was officially granted by Judge John Maher during a hearing at the Cheshire County probate court.

Famous Quotes:

  • Democracy is not something we have, it's something we do.
  • I may have lost the election but I have not lost my reason to live.
  • I want to plant a few more seeds here and there before they plant me.
  • I, for one, am certainly going to continue to raise a little hell.


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Jan 24, 1910
Also known as
  • Doris Haddock
  • Ethel Doris Rollins
  • Granny D
  • Christianity
  • United States of America
  • Emerson College
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
Mar 9, 2010

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