When did Amelia Earhart get married?


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According to Biography, Amelia Earhart married George Putnam on Feb. 7, 1931. Putnam was her publicist. Their relationship developed during her meteoric rise to fame.

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Unlike many marriages of her time, Amelia Earhart's marriage was egalitarian. She did not take her husband's name, and she expected both she and her husband to be breadwinners for the family. She also said that there was no need for either of them to feel sad if affairs happened. She made her feelings clear to Putnam before their wedding, penning a letter in which she said, "I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil [sic] code of faithfulness to me, nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly." Putnam outlived Earhart by several years, spending much of that time searching for his wife, who was lost over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

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