Bennett, Olga
1908 - 1985

Born: 1908 in Viroqua, Wisconsin
Died: 1985
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
WI, Midwest
Legal Education:
University of Wisconsin Law School, 1935
Other Education:
B.A., University of Wisconsin (1928)
Positions During Her Career:
Law clerk for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice John D. Wickhem
Worked with her father, J. Henry Bennett, as a partner in Bennett & Bennett (1941-1985)
Vernon County judge (1969-1975)
Woman to practice law in the then Wisconsin Sixth Judicial Circuit consisting of La Crosse, Vernon, and Monroe counties
Woman to be selected Viroqua city attorney

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.