Rush, Gertrude Elzora Durden

Alias: Gertrude Elzora Durden
Ethnicity: African American/Black
Professional Facts

Legal Education:
LaSalle Extension University
Other Education:
Des Moines College
LaSalle Extension University of Chicago
Positions During Her Career:
President of the Iowa Colored Bar Association
African-American woman lawyer in Iowa
African-American woman to be admitted to the Iowa bar (1918)
Woman to head the Iowa Colored Bar Association
Cofounded the National Bar Association (1925)

Further Research Materials

Smith, J. Clay (John Clay), Emancipation : The Making of the Black Lawyer, 1844-1944. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press (1993)