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Home Tennessee Shelby County Memphis Historical Markers Marion Scutter Griffin (ca. 1879-1957)

Marion Scutter Griffin (ca. 1879-1957)

165 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 40.195032", -90° 3' 1.76364"
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Marion Scudder Griffin, although qualified, was refused a
Tennessee law license for seven years solely because she was a woman. In 1907,
she became the first woman attorney in Tennessee after she successfully
lobbied the legislature to admit women to practice law. In 1923, she became
the first woman elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives. For many
years before she retired in 1949, her law office was located on this side in
the Goodwyn Institute Building.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Marion Scutter Griffin (ca. 1879-1957) Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map