First Woman to argue before the U S Supreme Court, 1879. Presidential candidate, 1884 and 1888, for the National Equal Rights party. George E. Pataki, Governor
Near this spot stood the log cabin birthplace of Belva A. Bennett, 1830 - 1917. As Belva Lockwood, she became the first woman to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court. She was also the first woman to run for the office of President of the United States in 1884 and 1888. Town of Royalton.
Erected by George Pataki, Governor of New York; Town of Royalton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 43° 10.059′ N, 78° 29.661′ W. Marker is in Royalton, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Griswold Street (County Route 905) half a mile south of Graham Road, on the right when traveling south. Markers are well hidden between two mature roadside trees. A nelpful white-on-green directional sign is opposite the markers. A twin
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Asher Freeman (approx. 2 miles away); Abdullah (approx. 2.2 miles away); Early Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Charles Stielow (approx. 3 miles away); Early Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Neuter Fort (approx. 3.2 miles away); Canal Bridge No. E-220 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Trinity Complex (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royalton.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Academy attended by Belva Lockwood.
Also see . . . Belva Lockwood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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