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Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Coordinator for
Court History and
Public Education Programs


Pho: 317.233.8682
elizabeth.osborn@courts.IN.gov

Sarah Kidwell
Outreach Coordinator

Pho: 317.234.3055
sarah.kidwell@courts.IN.gov

 

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Courts in the Classroom > Legal History Lecture Series > My Place is in the Voting Booth: Hoosier Suffragette Helen M. Gougar My Place is in the Voting Booth: Hoosier Suffragette Helen M. Gougar

My Place is in the Voting Booth: Hoosier Suffragette Helen M. Gougar

Helen M. Gougar

The Indiana Supreme Court held a free CLE event, "My Place is in the Voting Booth: Hoosier Suffragette Helen M. Gougar," on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

This is a free CLE event sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court Legal History Lecture Series with support from the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. It has been assigned course number 125330 for 1.5 hours. Registration will be completed at the door.

About the Event

This lecture will highlight the work of Helen M. (Jackson) Gougar of Lafayette, Indiana. In 1897, Gougar became one of the first women to argue in front of the Indiana Supreme Court. The case, Gougar v. Timberlake, focused on the failure of the Tippecanoe County election board to allow Gougar to vote in an 1894 local election. In January 1895, Gougar was admitted to the bar in Tippecanoe County (the first woman to do so) and represented herself that same afternoon.

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