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Clara Hosmer Hapgood Nash

(1839- )
Massachusetts & Maine

"Nash, Clara Hosmer Hapgood, lawyer; b. Fitburg, Mass., Jan 15, 1839; d.[aughter] John and Mary Ann (Hosmer) Hapgood; ed. Pierce Acad., Middleboro, Mass., Appleton Acad., New Ipswich, N.H.; grad., advanced class, State Normal School, Framingham, Mass.; taught in high schs. of Marlboror and Danyers; m. Jan. 1, 1869, Frederick C. Nash (lawyer); 1 son, b. Jan 3, 1874 (lawyer, mem. firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, Boston, Mass.). Studied law after marriage and was admitted to bar of Supreme Judicial Ct. of Me., Oct., 1872, the first woman admitted to the bar in New England; formed partnership with husband and practiced in Washington Co., and Portland, Me. Baptist. Clubs: Pentagon, Portia (Boston). Author of vol. of poems entitled 'Verses' 1909. Address: 10 Oak Terrace, Newton Highlands, Mass." [Albert Nelson Marquis (ed.), Who's Who in New England 779 (2nd ed., 1916)][online text] [Frederick Cushing Nash was from Maine. He was a Harvard graduate (1895), and obtained his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 1898. He began law practice with his father in Boston. He taught contracts at Boston University School of Law (1897-1902) and served as assistant attorney-general of Massachusetts (1900-1906). Soon after her marriage to Nash, Clara Hosmer Hapgood took up the study of law. In October, 1872 she was admitted to practice. She practiced with her husband in Wsahington county, and later, in Portland, Maine.][See The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review 524 (1894)(vol. 6)][online text]


Clara Hapgood Nash, Verses (Cambridge [Massachusetts]: University Press, 1909)