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 Julie Regula Jenney

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Julie Regula Jenney

Birth
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death
21 Dec 1947 (aged 81)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot
Sect 27 lot 55
Memorial ID
66701221 View Source

The first woman lawyer in Syracuse and former civic leader died after a long illness. A graduate of the Kirkland Seminary of Chicago in 1885 and University of Michigan School of Law in 1892 (the only woman in her class) she was the first woman admitted to the bar in New York state. She became a partner of her father, Col. Edwin S. Jenney, in the firm of Ruger, Jenney & Marshall. She later opened her own office and in 1920 was named assistant attorney general of New York State until her retirement.

Jenney was one of the Syracuse leaders in the drive for women's suffrage and one of the organizers of the Ka-Na-Te-Nah Club. She was also the founder of the Professional Women's League of Syracuse, organized the Legal Relief Society and was a member of the Political Equality Club and the Syracuse Council of Women's Clubs.

In 1908, William Beauchamp wrote of Julie, "She possesses not only strong intellectuality but a brave and courageous spirit and is battling earnestly and effectively for the advancement of women and for a just recognition of woman's powers in the world."

The first woman lawyer in Syracuse and former civic leader died after a long illness. A graduate of the Kirkland Seminary of Chicago in 1885 and University of Michigan School of Law in 1892 (the only woman in her class) she was the first woman admitted to the bar in New York state. She became a partner of her father, Col. Edwin S. Jenney, in the firm of Ruger, Jenney & Marshall. She later opened her own office and in 1920 was named assistant attorney general of New York State until her retirement.

Jenney was one of the Syracuse leaders in the drive for women's suffrage and one of the organizers of the Ka-Na-Te-Nah Club. She was also the founder of the Professional Women's League of Syracuse, organized the Legal Relief Society and was a member of the Political Equality Club and the Syracuse Council of Women's Clubs.

In 1908, William Beauchamp wrote of Julie, "She possesses not only strong intellectuality but a brave and courageous spirit and is battling earnestly and effectively for the advancement of women and for a just recognition of woman's powers in the world."


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