Women Attorneys of El Paso
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Attorney, El Paso
Summary of Interview
College years in Chicago, her move to Texas in 1946 and the problems encountered trying to find a job as a lawyer. She started her family law practice in 1967 and explains why she has more female clients than male. She recounts how her membership in the all-male El Paso Bar Association depended on her agreeing not to attend the annual dinner meeting where off-color skits were traditional. She tells about her political career, discrimination against women attorneys, and the founding of the Women's Ba r .
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Interview with Ruth Kern by Pauline Dow, 1984, "Interview no. 739," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.