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The first female U.S. attorney lived in….Iowa

Monday, March 4, 2019
Arabella Mansfield was a trailblazer all her life. The Iowan was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1869. While that may seem like an insignificant fact, it is, in fact, significant: Mansfield was the first woman in the United States to become an attorney. It wasn’t without challenge, literally. Indeed, at the time, the …


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 24, 2022 at 9:48pm.