New York State Women's History

Genesee Wesleyan Seminary ...A NYS Women's History Site
Belva Ann Lockwood
Lima NY

Type: School

Category/Significance: women's rights; education; professions (law)

From 1854-1857 she attended Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College (later to become Syracuse University) in New York, that provided equal instruction for females. Belva was the first woman to graduate from a national law school, the first woman to practice law if front of the Supreme Court, and the second woman to run for President of the United States. ...learn more>>

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