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Graham - Fannie

FANNIE GRAHAM - 1st Montgomery County Female Lawyer

Source: Crawfordsville, Indiana Weekly Argus News Nov 11, 1893 p 4

The Crawfordsville bar has always been noted for the excellent standing of its members who have established, many of them, state reputations for ability and success. It has added another laurel by admitting a woman to the membership. Women are fast taking their places with their brothers and fathers in the professional ranks, and the admission of one of the fair sex, places our bar and Crawfordsville a little ahead of all others. There is only one other lady lawyer in the state and she had to appeal to the supreme court before the lower court would admit her. She let down the fence and lady lawyers will now enter the green pasture as they wish. The bar now will be graced by the presence of two ladies, Miss Mattie Keeney, official stenographer, and Mrs. Fannie Graham, who was, on motion of GW Paul, admitted to practice. For some time Mrs. Graham has been travelling for Callahan & Co, a Chicago publishing firm, and at the same time studying law. She used to live in this city and is known to all. She has the best wishes of the Argus News.  ---transcribed by kbz

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