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Marion Scudder Griffin

ca. 1879-1957

 
 
Marion Scutter Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Marion Scutter Griffin Marker
Inscription. Marion Scudder Griffin, although qualified, was refused a Tennessee law license for seven years solely because she was a woman. In 1907, she became the first woman attorney in Tennessee after she successfully lobbied the legislature to admit women to the practice of law. In 1923, she became the first woman elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives. For many years before she retired in 1949, her law office was located on this site in the Goodwyn Institute Building.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 152.)
 
Location. 35° 8.67′ N, 90° 3.031′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Avenue and North B.B. King Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Saturday Night Jamboree (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); WMC Radio Station (about 500 feet away); James H. Malone
Former site of Marion Scudder Griffin law office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Former site of Marion Scudder Griffin law office.
(about 600 feet away); Tennessee Club (about 700 feet away); 128 Court Street (about 700 feet away); Thomas Alva Edison (about 800 feet away); Washburn's Quarters (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  The Digital Archive of Memphis Public Libraries on Marion Scudder Griffin. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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