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Judge , Supreme Court

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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

  • Club: Business and Professional Women's.


  • Other Interests

    Reading poetry, music, playing piano, and walking.


Clarence Emir Allen

Corinne Marie (Tuckerman) Allen