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Lorna E. Lockwood

Deceased Person

Lorna Elizabeth Lockwood (1903 – September 23, 1977) was a Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. She was the first female Chief Justice of a state supreme court in the United States. In the 1960s she was almost nominated by President Lyndon Johnson to be the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court. Instead, Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the high court. Lockwood died at the age of 74 from complication with pneumonia. It wouldn't be until 1981 that a woman would serve on the nation's highest court: Sandra Day O'Connor, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. "Lady Law", by Sonja White David, Brighton Publishing (2011)  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Lorna Lockwood
Date of birth
1903
Profession
Politician

Education

Institution From To
University of Arizona
Tombstone High School

Death

Date of death
1977-09-23

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