Remembering Belva!

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On February 15, 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed legislation allowing women to be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. Belva Lockwood became the first woman admitted to practice under the new law. Jill Norgren published her biography of Belva Lockwood (subtitled “The Woman Who Would Be President”) last year.

-Bridget Crawford

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  1. Ann Bartow says:

    And she practiced Patent Law, proving how cool she was!