Allen, Florence Ellinwood

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Born: Mar 23, 1884 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 82 years of age.

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.

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