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Lawyer

Ellen Spencer Mussey, American lawyer.

Background

Mussey, Ellen Spencer was born in 1850 in Geneva, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Platt R. (author Spencerian System of Penmanship) and Persis Duty Spencer.

Education

Academic education; read law in office of General Mussey, and at Cornell. Master of Laws, Washington College of Law, 1899. Doctor of Laws from the same institution in 1927.

Career

Reuben Delavan Mussey, June 14, 1871 (died 1892). Admitted to bar, 1893, to bar of Supreme Court of the United States, 1896. Was attorney for several foreign legations.

Counsel for several national patriotic and labor organizations. Founder and honorary dean Washington College Law. Secured from Congress bill giving mothers in District of Columbia same right to their children as the fathers.

Also giving married women the right to do business and to control their own earnings. And secured 1st appropriation for public kindergarten in District of Columbia One of founders American National Red Cross. Past president Legion of Loyal Women.

Chairman women’s citizens’ committee for 36th National G.A.R. Encampment, Washington, 1902. Vice president-general D.A.R. Vice president board of education, Washington.

Chairman Committee on Legal Status of Women, National Council of Women. First woman to hold position as dean of a law school, afterwards honorary dean. Home: Washington, Distric.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author Spencerian System of Penmanship) and Persis Duty Spencer. Academic education

    • read law in office of General Mussey, and at Cornell. Master of Laws, Washington College of Law, 1899.

      Doctor of Laws from the same institution in 1927. Married General Reuben Delavan Mussey, June 14, 1871 (died 1892). Admitted to bar, 1893, to bar of Supreme Court of the United States, 1896.

      Was attorney for several foreign legations. Counsel for several national patriotic and labor organizations. Founder and honorary dean Washington College Law.

      Secured from Congress bill giving mothers in District of Columbia same right to their children as the fathers. Also giving married women the right to do business and to control their own earnings. And secured 1st appropriation for public kindergarten in District of Columbia One of founders American National Red Cross.

      Past president Legion of Loyal Women. Chairman women’s citizens’ committee for 36th National G.A.R. Encampment, Washington, 1902. Vice president-general D.A.R.

      Vice president board of education, Washington. Chairman Committee on Legal Status of Women, National Council of Women. First woman to hold position as dean of a law school, afterwards honorary dean.

Connections

Married General.

father:
Platt R. (author Spencerian System Mussey

spouse:
General