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Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Anna R. Hayes


The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp broke new ground for women in the legal profession. When she retired in 1979, she left a legacy burnished by her tireless pursuit of lucidity in the law, honesty in judges, and humane conditions in prisons. This book presents Sharp's career as an attorney, distinguished judge, and politician within the context of the social mores, the legal profession, and the political battles of her day, illuminated by a careful and revealing ... More

Keywords: North Carolina, Susie Marshall Sharp, attorney, judge, politician, justice, state supreme court, legal profession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832141
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807887813_hayes


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna R. Hayes, author