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Florence Ellinwood Allen

Florence Ellinwood Allen, American judge. Recipient National Achievement award, Chi Omega, 1938; named Outstanding Professional Woman in the United States, National Federation Business Women's Club, 1926, Albert Gallatin Medal award, New York University, 1960; citations General Federation Women’s Clubs, International Federation Women Lawyers Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Patent Law Association, Hall of Fame, New York University.


  • ALLEN, Florence Ellinwood was born on March 23, 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Daughter of Clarence S. and Corinne (Tuckerman) Allen.

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    • Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Arts, 1904, Master of Arts. 1908; Chicago University Law School. New York University Law School, 1913.


    • Assistant Berlin correspondent New York Museum Courier, 1904-1906. Music editor Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1906-1909. Lecturer education New York City Board Education, 1910-1913.

      Began to practice law, Cleveland, 1914. Assistant prosecutor Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1919-1920. Elected judge Court Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, 1920.

      Elected judge Supreme Court Ohio, 2 terms, 1922-1934. Appointed Judge United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 1934, chief judge 6th Circuit, 1958-1959, senior judge 1959-1965. Assistant secretary, National Collegiate Equal Suffrage League 1911-1915.

      Trustee Western Reserve University.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member International Bar Association (chairman section human rights 1950, 52. Clubs: Woman’s City and Business Women’s.
    • Club: Business and Professional Women's.



    Reading poetry, music, playing piano, and walking.


    • father: Clarence Emir Allen
    • mother: Corinne Marie (Tuckerman) Allen
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    Died September 12, 1966
    (aged 82)


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      • Author: This Constitution of Ours, 1938. The Treaty as an Instrument of Legislation, 1952, To Do Justly, 1959. Delivered Susan B. Anthony Address, Hall of Fame, New York City 1952.Elector 1940.
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