Florence Ellinwood Allen (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Florence Ellinwood Allen was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a United States federal judge. In 2005, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Born: Florence Ellinwood Allen, March 23, 1884, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: September 12, 1966, Mentor, Ohio, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Relatives: Clarence Emir Allen (father)
Education: Case Western Reserve University, University of Chicago, New York University

About Florence Ellinwood Allen

Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court who was the first woman ever on a state supreme court. She was the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1958 to 1959.

Before Fame

Initially studying music, she turned to journalism when an injury to her arm ended aspirations of professional piano playing, and then developed an interest in law.


She combined her knowledge of the law with a deep conviction of women’s suffrage to start challenging laws keeping women away from the polls.

Family Life

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, her father Clarence Emir Allen, a member of the Utah House of Representatives.


After President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, she became just the second female federal judge.

Information related to Florence Ellinwood Allen

  • United States court of appeals judges appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Politicians from Salt Lake City
  • Ohio Supreme Court justices
  • University of Chicago Law School alumni
  • Case Western Reserve University alumni
  • New York University School of Law alumni
  • Ohio lawyers

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