Cecilia B WienerDeath: 1960
In 1899 Cecilia B. Wiener and Helen Z. M. Rodgers were the first two women to graduate from the University of Buffalo Law School. In the final rankings, Wiener finished eighth out of a class of 46 people. Cecilia (sometimes shortented to Cecil) Wiener became the first judge of what is now the Erie County Family Court.
Wiener and Rodgers practiced law for 20 years before they were allowed to vote. The women remained friends throughout their careers and both worked to expand the rights of women and children. Both women died in 1960.
Record Group(s): 30