Mary Hall - Richmond Memorial Library

 

Mary Hall (1843-1927)

First female lawyer in Connecticut (Inducted 1994)

Mary Hall was the first Connecticut woman and one of the first women in the country to practice law in the 19th century. She was also an important suffragist and social reformer. She was admitted to the Connecticut bar after the Connecticut Supreme Court decided in her favor in July of 1882. She first worked at the law office of John Hooker and later opened her own practice. She became Connecticut’s first female notary and helped found the Hartford Woman Suffrage Club. Hall played a pivotal role in establishing the Richmond Memorial Library, from founding to funding the institution.  The Richmond Memorial Library is located at 15 School Drive in Marlborough.

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