Florence Ellinwood Allen, born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 23, 1884 was an Ohio judge who pushed gender boundaries in her state. Allen graduated from Western Reserve, now Case Western Reserve University in 1904, and with a law degree from New York University Law School in 1913. Allen served as a Justice for the Supreme Court of Ohio, on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals at the federal level for 32 years. Allen died on September 12, 1966 in Waite Hill, Ohio. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2005. Florence Ellinwood Allen was made a Great Ohioan in 2010.
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