Bailey, Consuelo Northrop
1899 - 1976

Alias: Consuelo Northrop
Born: 10/19/1899 in Fairfield, Vermont
Died: 9/9/1976
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
VT, Northeast
Legal Education:
Boston University School of Law, 1925
Other Education:
Ph.D, University of Vermont (1921)
Positions During Her Career:
Taught Latin, history, and reading at the Shelbourne school (1921-1922)
City Prosecutor of Burlington (1925)
Grand juror of Burlington, Vermont (1925)
State's Attorney for Chittendon County (1926-1930)
On the Vermont State Senate (1930-1931?)
Secretaty to Vermont Congressman E.W. Gibson in Washington, D.C. (1931-1937)
Practiced before the Supreme Court (1931-1976?)
Vice-Chairman of the Republican State Committee (1934-1935)
Republican National Committeewoman (1935-1972)
Represented South Burlington in the Vermont House (1951-1952)
Speakership of the House in Vermont (1953)
Lieutenant governor (1955-1956)
Secretary of the Republican National Committee (1968-1973)
Woman in Vermont to try murder and divorce cases (1929)
Vermont woman State's Attorney (1927)
Vermont woman lawyer to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (1933)
Woman Speaker of the House in Vermont (1953)
Woman lieutenant governor (1955-1956)

Further Research Materials

Consuelo N. Bailey Papers
Consuelo Northrop Bailey Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, available at:
Consuelo Northrop Bailey
Sarah Savitt, "Consuelo Northrop Bailey." Vermont Commission on Women, available at:
Panel recognizes astral advances of women in law
Hope Green, Panel recognizes astral advances of women in law, 5 (31) B.U. Bridge (Week of April 19, 2002), available at:
Celebrating Vermont's First 100 Women Lawyers: 1902 - 1978
Kate Hayes (Esq.), Celebrating Vermont's First 100 Women Lawyers: 1902 - 1978 (September 8, 2000).
Laura Miller Derry, Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. Lousville, Kentucky: Dunne Press (1949)