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Geraldine Frances Macelwane, American judge.


Macelwane, Geraldine Frances was born on July 9, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Jeremiah Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Hannett) Connell.


Bachelor of Laws, University Toledo, 1938, Juris Doctor, 1968. Bachelor of Arts, DeSales College, 1942.


Admitted to Ohio bar, 1932. Private practice, Toledo, 1932-1937. Assistant prosecutor, Lucas County, 1937-1942.

Judge municipal Court, Toledo, 1952-1956, Lucas County Common Pleas Court, 1956-1974. Cons. Women’s Traffic Council. Delegate White House Conference on Traffic Safety, President’s Mid-West Conference on Traffic Safety.

Director Toledo Council Social Agilysys, Maumee Valley council Girl Scouts United States of America. Member Executive Committee, director Toledo-Lucas County Safety Council. Chairman judicial administration committee Ohio Judicial Conference, 1966.

Nat. chairman safety on sts. committee women’s conference National Safety Council.


Fellow Ohio Bar. Foundation. Member American, Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo bar associations, National Safety Council (program chairman 1965, vice president, Executive Committee Women’s Conference), League Women Voters, Ohio Association Common Pleas Judges (vice president Executive Committee, chairman rules of superintendency committee), National Conference State Trial Judges, National Association Women Lawyers, Toledo Business and Professional Women’s. Member U. Toledo chapter), Delta Kappa Gamma (state honorary.


Married John Patrick Macelwane, July 23, 1938. Children: Mary Frances (Mistress.

Jeremiah Joseph Connell

Mary Elizabeth (Hannett) Connell

John Patrick Macelwane

Mary Frances (Mrs Macelwane