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Alta M. Hulett
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1854
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1877
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Pioneer Woman Lawyer. She learned telegraphy when only ten years of age, was a successful operator and went on to teach and employ in the study of law. In 1872, she passed the required examination and applied for admission to the bar, but was rejected on account of her sex. She went to Chicago and secured the passage of a bill through the state legislature, giving all women, whether married or single, the right to practice law. In 1873, she was admitted to the bar and licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois, becoming Illinois' first female attorney. She soon relocated to California where she remained till her death at age 22. On October 24, 1957, eighty years after her death, the woman lawyers of San Diego County dedicated a new stone on her grave in her honor and in 2004, the Illinois BAR issued it's first Alta M. Hulett Award, to honor deserving women attorneys. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Guy J. Hulett (1828 - 1868)
  Mary Adaline Blake Hulett Snook (1826 - 1898)
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Division 3, Section 1, Lot 14, Grave 3
 
Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 31, 2004
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Alta M. Hulett
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Alta M. Hulett
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Alta M. Hulett
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- Michelle ❤❤💕❤❤
 Added: Apr. 28, 2013
Thank U...RIP.
- DENA ANN
 Added: Apr. 5, 2013

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Apr. 5, 2013
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