Belva Lockwood

Profession : Lawyer
Nationality : American
Birth : 24th October, 1830
Death : 19th May, 1917
About : Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women's rights. The press of her day referred to her as a suffragist, someone who believed in women's suffrage or voting rights. Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions. In 1879, she successfully petitioned Congress to be allowed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, becoming the first woman attorney given this privilege.

Belva Lockwood Quotes

I do not believe in s*x distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
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I know we can’t abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
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If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war.
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No one can claim to be called Christian who gives money for the building of warships and arsenals.
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The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.
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