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Clara Shortridge Foltz

19th Amendment Outdoor Museum

 
 
Clara Shortridge Foltz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
1. Clara Shortridge Foltz Marker
Inscription.  Clara Shortridge Foltz was the first American female lawyer on the West Coast and the pioneer of the idea of the public defender. During a career that spanned 56 years, Foltz almost single-handedly pushed a great deal of progressive legislation for women's rights in the voting and legal fields and was in part responsible for passage of the Woman Lawyer's Bill – legislation entitling women to practice law.
 
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.526′ N, 121° 28.886′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of K Street and 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlotte Amanda Spears Bass (here, next to this marker); María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (a few steps from this marker); Lavinia Gertrude Watson
Clara Shortridge Foltz Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
2. Clara Shortridge Foltz Marker - wide view
The marker is viisible here as the second from the left.
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(a few steps from this marker); Zitkála-Šá (within shouting distance of this marker); Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Juno Frankie Seay Pierce (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Church Terrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude Weil (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This is one of nineteen markers that comprise the 19th Amendment Outdoor museum, erected in 2020 as part of the "I Vote" project, honoring suffragettes and their work.
 
Also see . . .  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Shortridge_Foltz (Wikipedia). "Clara Shortridge Foltz (July 16, 1849 – September 2, 1934) was an American lawyer, the first female lawyer on the West Coast, and the pioneer of the idea of the public defender. The Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles was renamed after her in 2002, and is now known as the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center." (Submitted on April 26, 2021.) 
 
<i>Portrait of Clara Shortridge Foltz</i> image. Click for full size.
carte de visite published by I.W. Taber, San Francisco (courtesy of the Bancroft Library), circa 1890s
3. Portrait of Clara Shortridge Foltz
This is the source for the marker photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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