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Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt

Paterson, Judith

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ISBN 10: 0890155518 / ISBN 13: 9780890155516
Published by Eakin Press, Austin, TX, 1986
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xxii, 274 p. Illustrations. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index. Marguerite Rawalt was born October 16, 1895, in Prairie City, Illinois. She received her AB/LLB (1933) and LLM (1936) from George Washington University. From 1933 to 1965, Rawalt worked as an attorney in the Bureau of Internal Revenue. She served as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (1942-1943) and the Federal Bar Association (1943-1944). She was the first woman sent to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates (1943). She served as President of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women (1954-1956), and as the first president of Business and Professional Women's Foundation, which she helped found in 1956. Rawalt was appointed to President Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women, and subsequently participated in other commissions on the status of women. Rawalt was an early member of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was the subject of Judith Paterson's biography, Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt. Very good in good dust jacket. Inscription on fep signed by Rawalt. DJ has some wear, tears and soiling. First edition. First edition [stated[. Presumed first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 69983

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Title: Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt

Publisher: Eakin Press, Austin, TX

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is a biography about activist Marguerite Rawalt and Texan. Marguerite was once secretary to Governor Pat Neff, early woman lawyer, battler for the Equal rights Amendment which kept her before the Congress analyzing the legislation for forty years, and organizing genius and president of the national and international women's clubs. She had worked for progressive causes within the establishment, the Democratic Party, and her wide influence among thousands of friends.

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