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Willebrandt, Mabel Walker (23 May 1889–06 April 1963), lawyer and assistant attorney general of the United States, was born in Woodsdale, Kansas, the only child of Myrtle Eaton and David William Walker, homesteaders and teachers. She spent her early years in prairie towns in Oklahoma and Missouri. In 1902 the family settled in Kansas City, Missouri, so that Mabel, who had been educated at home, could receive formal schooling. She entered Park College and Academy in 1906. Expelled the next spring for arguing with the president over the doctrine of the virgin birth, she joined her parents in Buckley, Michigan, where her father had opened a bank. She taught for two and a half years, then married Arthur Willebrandt, the high school principal, in 1910. In 1911, after moving to Tempe, Arizona, for Arthur’s health, Willebrandt earned a diploma from the State Normal School....