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Sketch of Edith Eulalia HENDREN, The First Woman Lawyer in Greene County, Indiana—1921.

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Sketch of Edith Eulalia HENDREN, The First Woman Lawyer in Greene County, Indiana—1921.

Robert L. Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 935755200000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: ELLETT, HENDREN, VOSLOH


THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Thursday, October 6, 1921, Volume XLV, Number 47, Page 1, Column 2, “FIRST WOMAN LAWYER IN GREENE COUNTY.” [Transcribed from Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library’s IHS Microfilm Records.]

Miss Edith Eulalia HENDREN, who was admitted to the bar of Greene County, Indiana on September 5, 1921, has the honor of being the first woman to be admitted to practice law in the Greene Circuit Court.

She was born in Bloomfield, and attended the commons schools here. She was graduated from Shortridge High School of Indianapolis in 1912; from Butler College with the degree of A. B. in 1917, at which time she was awarded a fellowship in the History Department of Indiana University. In the spring of 1918 she received her Master’s Degree from Indiana University in the departments of History of Political Science. Since that time she has been teaching at the Vocational English Department of the Arsenal Technical Schools of Indianapolis.

During the summer months she spent her time in the law offices of Curtis C. HENDREN, and later with HENDREN & VOSLOH, and has had charge of their collection agencies, of whom they represent a large number, together with other legal work.

Miss HENDREN is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. HENDREN, Sr. Mr. HENDREN attended Central Law School of Indianapolis during 1879 and 1880, at which time Byron K. ELLETT, then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was one of the lecturers. Miss HENDREN has three brothers who are law graduates—Gilbert H. HENDREN, Jr., of Indianapolis; Captain William F. HENDREN, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Curtis C. HENDREN, of the firm of HENDREN & VOSLOH, Bloomfield, Indiana.

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