Jill Norgren is a biographer, book reviewer, and longtime member (now emerita) of the political science faculty at the City University of New York. She has just published Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers (New York University Press, 2013). In 2007 she published Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President about the first American woman to be admitted to the US Supreme Court bar as well as the first woman to run a full campaign for the presidency (in 1884).
Norgren is also co-creator of the web site HerHatWasintheRing: U.S. Women Who Ran for Political Office before 1920 -- www.herhatwasinthering.org;
Her web page can be found at: www.jillnorgren.com
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