Myra Colby Bradwell (1831-1894)

Myra Bradwell was a pioneer in legal reform relating to women's rights who became one of the first women lawyers. She founded the Chicago Legal News, the first legal journal in the West, which she edited and published herself. She was also active in the abolitionist movement and in the national suffrage movement. During the Civil War, she served as a member of the Northwestern Sanitary Commission. Her husband was Judge James Bradwell, a respected lawyer, who actively supported his wife's reform efforts.

Date:
1880 circa 15 years
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MES02822
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