#DidYouKnow Susie Marshall Sharp was the first female judge in North Carolina and the first female chief justice of a state supreme court in the United States. Born in 1907, Sharp was the only woman in her law class at the University of North Carolina. She graduated with honors in 1929, passed the bar, and started practicing law in that same year. Ten years later she was appointed Reidsville, North Carolina’s town attorney. On June 21, 1949 Sharp became the first woman appointed judge in North Carolina’s history. She served for the next 30 years. On January 2, 1975 Sharp assumed the position of Chief Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. (Photo Credit: University of North Carolina Law School) #womenshistory
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