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.
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