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Florence Ellinwood Allen


"Allen, Florence Ellinwood (March 23, 1884- ), lawyer and judge, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended New Lyme Institute, Ashtabula County, and graduated from Western Reserve University in 1904 and from the law school of New York University in 1913. She was music editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1906-09. In 1914 she began the practice of law in Cleveland. She has served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 1920-22, as a justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, 1922-34, and as a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1934-59."

[William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books: Biographical Data and Selective Bibliographies for Ohio Authors, Native and Resident, 1796-1950 7 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., for the Ohioana Library Association, 1962)] [
Used with the gracious permission of the Ohioana Library Association]


Florence Ellinwood Allen, Patris (Cleveland: Horace Carr, 1908) [online text]


Florence Ellinwood Allen, To Do Justly (Cleveland: Press of Western Reserve University, 1965)


Florence Ellinwood Allen, This Constitution of Ours (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1940)

___________________, The Treaty as an Instrument of Legislation (New York: Macmillan, 1952)


Jeanette E Tuve, First Lady of the Law, Florence Ellinwood Allen (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1984)

"Forence Ellinwood Allen," in Greta Anderson, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Ohio Women 96-107 (Guilford, Connecticut: TwoDot, 2005)

"Florence Ellinwood Allen," in Rebecca Mae Salokar & Mary L Volcansek Women in Law: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996)