Whelan, Mary
1888 - 1939

Born: 1888 in , Ohio
Died: 7/2/1939
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
General Practice
Regions and States of Practice:
WI, Midwest
DC, South
Positions During Her Career:
Legal secretary for a Beloit law firm
Clerk of the Beloit municipal court (1912-1917)
Secretary in the State Department (1917-1925)
Joined the U.S. Department of Justice serving on the attorney general's staff in Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago (1925-1933)
Private practitioner in Beloit (1933-1939)
Legal counsel for the Bureau of Narcotics for the U.S. Justice Department, but this is disputed

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.