Perry, James M.
1894 - 1964

Born: 5/10/1894 in Greenville, South Carolina
Died: 1964
Professional Facts

Regions and States of Practice:
SC, South
Legal Education:
UC Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall, 1917
Other Education:
B.A., Greenville Women's College (1913)
Positions During Her Career:
Counsellor to corporations
Partner at Haynsworth, Perry, Bryant, Marion and Johnstone (1937-?)
Received the Sullivan Award from Furman University
Recipient of the Humane Society’s distinguished service award
Was “Greenville-Piedment's Professional Woman of the Year” (1961)

Further Research Materials

Ruth Williams Cupp, Portia Steps Up to the Bar: The First Women Lawyers of South Carolina. North Carolina, Ivy House Publishing Group (2003)
First Women Lawyers in the United States
C. Sleeth, First Women Lawyers in the United States, Bar Association (July 18, 1997)
Memory Hold the Door: Miss James M. Perry
Memory Hold the Door: Miss James M. Perry, University of South Carolina School of Law, available at: