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 Lillian Grace <I>Jorgenson</I> McQuitty

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Lillian Grace Jorgenson McQuitty

Birth
Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Death
18 Aug 1967 (aged 70)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Hollywood Cathedral Mausoleum; HCM-5; tier 8; niche 1
Memorial ID
6457704 View Source

Lawyer at 48; Practiced for 21 years

Lillian was the oldest of the eight children of Otto Nicoli JORGENSON and Lenore Laurina MALCOLM.

Born in Iowa, she was first married to Mr. McQUITTY. She used that last name as hers for the rest of her life, even after the marriage ended, and even after her marriages to Mr. BEAM and Mr. WILLIAMS.

After her divorce from Mr. McQuitty, she always went by "Miss McQuitty." It was in the days before the title "Ms." and "Miss McQuitty" served as Lillian's way to communicate that she was not attached and that she was standing on her own.

When she was 48 years old, Miss McQuitty was admitted to the California Bar as an attorney; she was a practicing attorney for the rest of her life. She was the first vice-president of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, and in 1966 she was named Woman of Achievement for the year by the Hollywood Business and Professional Women's Club.

At the age of 69, she collapsed to her death in a corridor of the county courthouse as she was going to a clerk's office to deliver documents in a probate case.

Lawyer at 48; Practiced for 21 years

Lillian was the oldest of the eight children of Otto Nicoli JORGENSON and Lenore Laurina MALCOLM.

Born in Iowa, she was first married to Mr. McQUITTY. She used that last name as hers for the rest of her life, even after the marriage ended, and even after her marriages to Mr. BEAM and Mr. WILLIAMS.

After her divorce from Mr. McQuitty, she always went by "Miss McQuitty." It was in the days before the title "Ms." and "Miss McQuitty" served as Lillian's way to communicate that she was not attached and that she was standing on her own.

When she was 48 years old, Miss McQuitty was admitted to the California Bar as an attorney; she was a practicing attorney for the rest of her life. She was the first vice-president of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, and in 1966 she was named Woman of Achievement for the year by the Hollywood Business and Professional Women's Club.

At the age of 69, she collapsed to her death in a corridor of the county courthouse as she was going to a clerk's office to deliver documents in a probate case.


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