|Florence Ellinwood Allen|
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
October 5, 1959 â€“ September 12, 1966
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
|Preceded by||Charles Casper Simons|
|Succeeded by||John Donelson Martin, Sr.|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
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|
January 1, 1923 â€“ March 21, 1934
|Preceded by||Benson W. Hough|
|Succeeded by||Robert Nugen Wilkin|
March 23, 1884|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Died||September 12, 1966
|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.
It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
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.
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.
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.
You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
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.