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Bebb [married name Thomson], Gwyneth Marjory (1889–1921), campaigner for women's admission to the legal profession

Rosemary Auchmuty.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 2145 words.

Bebb [married name Thomson], Gwyneth Marjory (1889–1921), campaigner for women's admission to the legal profession, was born at Brasenose House, High Street, Oxford, on 27 October 1889, the...

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Boissevain, Inez Milholland

Marilyn Elizabeth Perry.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics. 1317 words.

Boissevain, Inez Milholland (06 August 1886–25 November 1916), lawyer, feminist, and suffrage activist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of John Elmer Milholland, a reporter and...

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DeCrow, Karen

Katherine Turk.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1337 words.

DeCrow, Karen (18 December 1937–06 June 2014), feminist activist, author, and civil rights attorney, was born Karen Lipschultz in Chicago, the older of two daughters of businessman Samuel...

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Farnham, Eliza Wood Burhans

Lori D. Ginzberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1151 words.

Farnham, Eliza Wood Burhans (17 November 1815–15 December 1864), author, prison reformer, and proponent of the superiority of women, was born in Rensselaerville, New York, the daughter of...

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Howorth, Lucy

Jill Norgren.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1193 words.

Howorth, Lucy (01 July 1895–23 August 1997), lawyer, politician, and feminist activist, was born Lucy Somerville in Greenville, Mississippi, the youngest of four children and second...

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Jackson [née Hall], Emily Emma Maude (1845–1898), litigant for the rights of married women

David Rubinstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1890 words.

Jackson [née Hall], Emily Emma Maude (1845–1898), litigant for the rights of married women, was born on 10 February 1845 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, the daughter of Henry Hall, a solicitor....

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Laughlin, Gail

Elif Ö. Erginer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1242 words.

Laughlin, Gail (07 May 1868–13 March 1952), feminist, lawyer, and state legislator, was born Abbie Hill “Gail” Laughlin in Robbinston, Maine, the daughter of Robert Clark Laughlin, an...

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Lockwood, Belva Ann Bennett McNall

Jill Norgren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education. 1061 words.

Lockwood, Belva Ann Bennett McNall (24 October 1830–19 May 1917), teacher, lawyer, and social activist, was born on a farm in Royalton, Niagara County, New York, the second child of Hannah...

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Margolin, Bessie

Marlene Trestman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1335 words.

Margolin, Bessie (24 February 1909–19 June 1996), federal government attorney, Supreme Court advocate, and feminist, was born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the...

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Matthews, Burnita Shelton

Patricia Miller King.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1493 words.

Matthews, Burnita Shelton (28 December 1894–25 April 1988), women's rights activist and the first woman federal trial judge, women’s rights activist and the first woman federal trial judge,...

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