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Ada Kepley

First American woman to graduate from law school

Died when: 78 years 122 days
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 law that denied women licence to the "learned professions". She finally was admitted to the bar in 1881, but did not practice. She was an advocate for women's suffrage and temperance.
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