Belva Lockwood was nominate for President of the Unite States in 1884 by the National Equal Rights Party. Even though women did not have the right to vote, she received votes. She is buried at Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.
Lawyer, pacifist, and feminist Belva Ann Lockwood was the first female lawyer to practice before the Supreme Court. She founded the National Equal Rights Party, and was its candidate for president in 1884 and
Belva Lockwood, attorney, politician & educator, was born in New York. She worked for women's rights and ran for president of U. in 1884 and 1888 . Women did not get the right to vote until the Amendment was ratified in
Belva Lockwood FIRST TO ARGUE IN THE SUPREME COURT Belva Lockwood was one of the first female lawyers in the United States. After fighting for seven years, the law school graduate was admitted to appear before the Supreme Court in 1873, working on a divorce case. For the first time in history, the verdict included a judgment forcing the husband to pay alimony.
Pioneering lawyer, politician, educator and suffragist Belva Lockwood who was born on this day, was the first woman to argue a case before the U. Supreme Court AND the first woman to run a serious, full-on campaign for the presidency (twice!