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Bullock, Georgia Philippslocked

(18 November 1878–29 August 1957)
  • Beverly B. Cook

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Bullock, Georgia Philipps (18 November 1878–29 August 1957), state trial judge, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas Herbert Morgan, a manufacturer, and Mary Potwin Judd. She attended a number of public and private schools, including girls’ schools in Wales (England) and Indiana. When she received a contract offer for concert singing in her late teens, her parents discouraged a career in music because they disapproved of public performances by women. She married William Wingfield Bullock in 1899 and divorced him ten years later. In 1910 she moved with her parents and two children to Pasadena, California, where she always characterized herself as a widow. Her children became important icons in her efforts to assure California voters and politicians of her feminine credentials for serving on the women’s court....

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