- was the first women federal judge.
- served as a judge on the United States Customs Court.
- was a chair for the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs committee on Legislative and State Institutions.
- advocated both for women’s issues (more equal treatment under law and suffrage) and consumer protection.
- was the Cleveland Federation of Women’s Clubs’ president.
- was the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs’ chairman.
- was the first woman in charge of appraising goods for U.S. Customs Service.
- lobbied in Columbus and in the nation’s capitol.
- that she was a “brilliant and forceful speaker.” (Magazine article about her)
- “The law is a jealous mistress. It needs one’s whole allegiance.”
- “There is no gender in the law. No one ever says ‘man lawyer’ so why say ‘woman lawyer’?”
Books (Note, haven’t read them, just found them):
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni: Tim Russert, Frank G. Jackson, Genevieve R. Cline, Carl Stokes, George L. Forbes, Jane Edna Hunter
As you can see, I couldn’t find a lot out there on her, but I think she’s an important figure for being the first woman federal judge. Women like her paved the way for female Supreme Court Justices and other women in positions of power in the judicial system.
- Genevieve R. Cline – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Notable American women: the modern . . . – Google Books