Hufstedler, Shirley Ann Mount (1925-)

Shirley Hufstedler was among the generation of women who first went to law school after World War II. She received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico and her J.D. from Stanford in 1949. She was the first woman elected to the Stanford Law Review. She worked as a practicing lawyer from 1950 through 1960. She was appointed a judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1961 and was elected to the position in 1962. She worked on the California Court of Appeals for 2 years, beginning in 1966. She was one of the first women appointed to the federal bench in 1968, when President Lyndon Johnson appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She served ...

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