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Allen, Florence Ellinwood

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1966 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist

1884 – Florence Ellenwood Allen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. on March 23, 1884.

1904 – She graduated from Western Reserve University.

1906-1909 – She was a music critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

1908 – She received a master’s degree in political science from Western Reserve.

1913 – She completed a degree of law at New York University.

1914 – She was admitted to Ohio bar.

1919 – She was appointed as assistant prosecutor of Cuyahoga county.

1920 – She served as the first woman elected as judge of the court of common pleas.

1922 – She was elected in Ohio Supreme Court and became the first woman to sit on a state supreme court.

1928 – She was re-elected by a large majority and the first woman to sit on any court of last resort.

1934 – She was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

1940 – She published her work entitled This Constitution of Ours.

1952 – She published her work entitled The Treaty as an Instrument of Legislation.

1959 – She was the first woman chief judge of United States Court of Appeals.

1965 – She published a volume of memoirs entitled To Do Justly.

1966 – She died in Waite Hill, Ohio on September 12, 1966.