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date: 01 March 2021

Paul, Alicelocked

(11 January 1885–09 July 1977)
  • Susan M. Hartmann


Paul, Alice (11 January 1885–09 July 1977), women's rights leader, women’s rights leader, was born in Mount Laurel Township near Moorestown, New Jersey, the daughter of William M. Paul, a banker and businessman, and Tacie Parry. The oldest of four children, she grew up in material comfort, nurtured by devout parents who instilled in their children Quaker principles of social justice, equality, and service. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1905, Paul served a social work internship on New York City’s Lower East Side, where she helped to organize women workers. She earned an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907 and completed her Ph.D. there in 1912 with a dissertation on the legal rights of women in the state. Later she earned a law degree from Washington College of Law in 1922 and a Ph.D. in law from American University in 1928....

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