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Today in 1870, Esther Hobart Morris became the first woman ever appointed as a Justice of the Peace. She served in this position for eight months after her predecessor resigned in protest of the passage of the Wyoming Territory's law granting women the vote. She ruled on 27 cases during her tenure.

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Today in 1870, Esther Hobart Morris became the first woman ever appointed as a Justice of the Peace. She served in this position for eight months after her predecessor resigned in protest of the passage of the Wyoming Territory's law granting women the vote. She ruled on 27 cases during her tenure.

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