Whaley, Ruth Whitehead
1901 -

Alias: Ruth Whitehead
Born: 2/2/1901 in Goldsboro, North Carolina
Ethnicity: African American/Black
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Civil Rights
Criminal Law
Regions and States of Practice:
NY, Northeast
Legal Education:
Fordham Law, 1925
Other Education:
B.A., Livingstone College
Positions During Her Career:
Public lecturer across the U. S.
Private practice of law (1925-1944)
Appointed to the powerful New York City Board of Estimates (1944)
African-American woman to enter Fordham University's law school

Further Research Materials

Smith, J. Clay (John Clay), Emancipation : The Making of the Black Lawyer, 1844-1944. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press (1993)
Laura Miller Derry, Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. Lousville, Kentucky: Dunne Press (1949)