Monday, December 28, 2015

Dec. 28 – On this day in Montana history in in 1889 Ella Louise Knowles Haskell became the first woman admitted to the bar to practice law in Montana. She had already become the first woman to be a notary public. In 1892 she ran unsuccessfully for the office of state attorney general. Throughout her life she was a major voice for the right of women to vote.

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