Stout, Juanita Kidd
1919 - 1998

Details
Alias: Juanita Kidd
Born: 3/6/1919 in Wewoka, Oklahoma
Died: 8/21/1998
Ethnicity: African American/Black
Professional Facts

Profession:
Lincoln University
B.A. in music, University of Iowa
Regions and States of Practice:
PA, Northeast
Legal Education:
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, 1948
Positions During Her Career:
Worked for Charles Hamilton Houston and William Hastie in D.C. (1942-1949)
Worked for Third Circuit judge William Hastie (1949-1954)
Private practitioner in Philadelphia (1954-1956)
Appointed to Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (1956-1959)
Philadelphia Municipal Court judge (1959-1969)
Common Pleas Court Judge (state trial court) in Pennsylvania (1969-1988, 1989-1998)
Judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1988-1989)
Firsts:
Black woman to serve as a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge (1959)
Black woman to be elected to the bench in the nation (1959)
Black woman appointed and then elected a Common Pleas Court Judge (state trial court) in Pennsylvania (1969)
Black woman to sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1988)


Further Research Materials

References:
Black Women Judges: The Historical Journey of Black Women to the Nationís Highest Courts
Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Black Women Judges: The Historical Journey of Black Women to the Nationís Highest Courts, 53 Howard Law Journal 645 (Spring 2010)
A Century of Achievement: The Centennial of the National Association of Women Lawyers
Selma Moidel Smith: A Century of Achievement: The Centennial of the National Association of Women Lawyers, 85 Women Lawyers Journal 2 (Summer 1999) *Originally printed as two articles: "...The First 50 Years," 9 Experience 1 (Fall 1998), and "...The Second 50 Years," 9 Experience 2 (Winter 1999)
"All Were Dedicated to the Law" ABA Journal, February 1999
J.K. Stout, Pioneernig Judge in Pennsylvania, is Dead at 79
"J.K. Stout, Pioneering Judge in Pennsylvania, is Dead at 79" New York Times, August 24, 1998
"Juanita Stout", Notable Black American Women, Smith, Jessie Carney, Thomas Gale, 1991

Student Papers:
Juanita Kidd Stout
Kapp, Amy E. B., 2002