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Florence Ellinwood Allen
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
October 5, 1959 â€“ September 12, 1966
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
Preceded by Charles Casper Simons
Succeeded by John Donelson Martin, Sr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
March 21, 1934 â€“ October 5, 1959
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Smith Hickenlooper
Succeeded by Paul Charles Weick
Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
In office
January 1, 1923 â€“ March 21, 1934
Preceded by Benson W. Hough
Succeeded by Robert Nugen Wilkin
Personal details
Born (1884-03-23)March 23, 1884
Salt Lake City, Utah
Died September 12, 1966(1966-09-12) (aged 82)
Mentor, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Parents Clarence Emir Allen
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University B.A. M.A.
University of Chicago Law School
New York University School of Law LL.B.
Profession Attorney

It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
Florence Ellinwood Allen
The nature of the Catilinarian conspiracy was bad and bloody.
Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury.
Florence Ellinwood Allen
You have had indeed a fair trial. It is a shocking thing when a judge of your high office is shown to have betrayed the truth and his honor, and I sentence you to the penitentiary.
Florence Ellinwood Allen
The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
Florence Ellinwood Allen
You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
Florence Ellinwood Allen
Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves.
Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.
It's so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home.
Florence Ellinwood Allen