Phoebe Couzins


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Phoebe Couzins (1848-1912) was one of the first female lawyers in the United States and the first female appointed to the U.S. Marshal service.

In 1871, Couzins graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, becoming the first woman in the United States to graduate from a law school. Establishing a practice in St. Louis, she wrote articles for Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B ... more »

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  • ''... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,—with woman figuratively representing freedom—and yet all free, save woman.''
    Phoebe W. Couzins (1845-1913), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthon...
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