Bradwell, Myra Colby

Life Span
to
Full name
Myra Colby Bradwell
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Female
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
Eben Colby (father), Abigail Willey Colby (mother), James Bradwell (husband) 
Other Education
Elgin Female Seminary (IL)
Occupation
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Other Affiliations
Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)
Women’s Rights

Myra Colby Bradwell (American National Bibliography)

Scholarship
Myra Bradwell was a tireless worker on behalf of legal reform and women's rights in Illinois and the nation. She believed that women's lives should not be restricted by prevailing social norms. She also believed that her legal colleagues should conduct themselves with honor and integrity. Throughout her life she devoted great energy and devotion to her causes--fighting for an end to slavery and racial discrimination, greater equality and opportunity for women, and reforms related to the legal profession.
Susan Gluck Mezey, "Bradwell, Myra Colby," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/11/11-00095.html.
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