While the New York State Federation of Republican Women has been so named since 1937, its roots reach back to May 1919 when the New York State Party Chairman called a meeting of 19 women representing different parts of the state to form the Republican Women's State Executive Committee. In 1929, the name was changed to the Republican Educational League. The stated objective was: "To unite all Republican women for work in general for the Party."
With a goal of working for and supporting responsible leadership in its great state and nation, the New York State Federation has 24 clubs, and its numbers increase daily.
A New York State Federation Award is offered most years. It is named in honor of Henrietta Wells Livermore, the first vice chair of the New York Republican State Committee. She gained her political initiation in the suffrage movement pre-dating the vote.