Hawkes, Elizabeth
1906 - 1987

Born: 11/22/1906 in Washburn, Wisconsin
Died: 2/8/1987
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
WI, Midwest
Legal Education:
The George Washington University Law School, 1937
Other Education:
Superior State College
Boston University
Positions During Her Career:
Court commissioner
Bayfield County District Attorney (1941-1943)
On the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin
On U.W. Board of Regents (1961)
President of the Board for one term and later was appointed a Regent Emeritus
Private practitioner in Washburn
Member of the State Democratic Committee
A residence hall at the University of Wisconsin-Superior was named in her honor (1967)

Further Research Materials

Pioneers in the Law: The First 150 Women. State Bar of Wisconsin (1998), Describes the hardships and recognizes the efforts of the first 150 women lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin, 1879-1943.
Laura Miller Derry, Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. Lousville, Kentucky: Dunne Press (1949)