Modern Woodmen of America

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Modern Woodmen of America
Formation 5 January 1883
Purpose/focus Mutual benefit, insurance

The Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) is an American fraternal benefit society, primarily known today for the sale of life insurance, annuity, and investment products to members. The society was originally founded on 5 January 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root at Lyons, Clinton Co., Iowa; after seven years, in 1890, Root was forced out of the organisation, and went on to found the Woodmen of the World at Omaha, Nebraska.