Lodi in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Laura de Force Gordon
1838 - 1907
Tuleburgh Chapter #69
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1997 by E Clampus Vitus Tuleburgh Chapter #69.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
Location. 38° 8.071′ N, 121° 16.644′ W. Marker is in Lodi, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Street and North Lee Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 West Pine Street, Lodi CA 95240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woman's Club of Lodi (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Lodi (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First A&W Root Beer (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Lodi (Mokelumne Station) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lodi Arch (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lodi Mission Arch (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Hall, Fire House and Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hale Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lodi.
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1. HomeFeaturesVintage Lodi Vintage Lodi Laura DeForce Gordon was Lodi’s early suffragette. The Lodi News-Sentinel's article (10/1/2011) on Laura de Force Gordon. On her becoming a lawyer: "In 1878, she and Clara S. Foltz began a fight for legislation allowing women to practice law in California. A bill was passed allowing women to practice law in the state.... Gordon and Foltz immediately applied to Hastings College of Law, which allowed them to attend a few lectures, and then denied them entry. The women sued the school and won the judgment, which said anyone at least 14 years old and of good moral character could attend. On Dec. 6, 1879, Gordon and Foltz became the first two women admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of California." (Submitted on December 23, 2015.)
2. Laura de Force Gordon - Wikipedia. "Laura de Force Gordon (née Laura de Force; August 17, 1838, North East, Pennsylvania – April 5, 1907, Lodi, California) was an American lawyer, editor, and a prominent campaigner for women’s rights in the American West. She was the first woman to run a daily newspaper in the United States (the Stockton Daily Leader, 1873). She was a key proponent of the Women’s Lawyers Bill allowing women to practice law in California, and the related language in the California Constitution allowing women to practice any profession in California." (Submitted on December 23, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.