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‘The Iowa Lawyer’: Five female attorneys from Iowa who made history

Arabella Mansfield was born Belle Aurelia Babb just outside of Burlington, Iowa in 1846. By the age of 23, Mansfield would become the nation’s first woman to be admitted to practice law, clearing a path for generations of women — including four of Iowa’s foremost orators, teachers, attorneys and civil rights activists — to take up the practice in the 150 years since. […]

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Four women to be inducted into Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame

Four remarkable Iowans will be inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend. The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, which announced the 2015 inductees in July, will honor the four women at an induction ceremony set for 10 a.m. this Saturday at the State Historical Building auditorium in Des Moines. 2015 […]

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