Akin, Stella
1897 - 1972

Born: 12/25/1897 in Savannah, Georgia
Died: 10/8/1972
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Civil Rights
Regions and States of Practice:
GA, South
Positions During Her Career:
Vice-president of the National Federation
National Vice-President of the Business and Professional Women's Club
Private practitioner in Georgia and member of a law firm for large corporations
Appointed to Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Little Cabinet," where she served as a special assistant to the attorney general for 7 years (1933)
Founding member of Savannah League of Women Voters
Organizer of the Georgia Equal Suffrage Party
Municipal Court judge in Georgia (1957-1968)
Woman lawyer in Georgia
Woman to address the Georgia Bar Association
Woman to argue a case before the Georgia Supreme Court
Woman to become a Municipal Court judge in Georgia (Savannah: 1957)
Woman named to the Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

Further Research Materials

Not Guilty Your Honor, 6 (1) National Business Woman 9 (January, 1923)