Bolin, Jane M. (Jane Matilda), 1908-2007

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First black graduate of Yale University Law School. Bolin was appointed judge in the Domestic Relations Court of New York City (now Family Court) in 1939, making her the first African-American woman judge in the United States.

From the guide to the Jane Matilda Bolin papers, 1943-1993, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

First black graduate of Yale University Law School.

Bolin was appointed judge in the Domestic Relations Court of New York City (now Family Court) in 1939, making her the first African-American women judge in the United States.

From the description of Jane Matilda Bolin papers, 1943-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580401

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creatorOf Bolin, Jane Matilda. Jane Matilda Bolin papers, 1943-1993. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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African Americans in the professions
African American lawyers
African American women--New York (State)--New York
African American women
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Afro--American judges
Women judges
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Birth 1908-04-11

Death 2007-01-08

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