Which famous people have you outlived?

Ada Kepley

First American woman to graduate from law school

Died when: 78 years 122 days (940 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Ada Kepley

Ada Harriet Miser Kepley (February 11, 1847 – June 13, 1925) was the first American woman to graduate from law school.She graduated in 1870 with a law degree, from what is today Northwestern University School of Law.

At that time, she was prohibited from legal practice by state court rule that denied women admittance to the bar.

She finally was admitted to the bar in 1881, but did not practice.She was an advocate for women's suffrage and temperance.

Related People

Lydia Hamilton Smith
American woman
This content was extracted from Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License