Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Jennie Loitman Barron (1891-1969)

  • Judge, lawyer, and suffragist
  • president of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
  • campaigned for uniform marriage and divorce laws, as well as for women’s right to serve on juries
  • had a thirty-five year career as a judge
  • became associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1957 — the first woman to hold this position
  • remained active in the Jewish community throughout her career
  • first president of the Women’s Auxiliary of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital
  • first president of the New England Women’s Division of the American Jewish Congress
More at Jewish Women's Archive

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