Bates, Ruth E.

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Bates, Ruth E.

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Ruth E. Bates was born in 1905 in St. Louis, MO. Her father, George, was a minister and her mother, Cora, was a teacher. Ruth attended the Ottawa Ladies' College between March 1917 and January 1918. Upon completion of her studies Ruth moved to New York and completed the bar examination. She served as a Judge Advocate officer in the U.S. Army. She eventually moved to Santa Rosa California to practice law, being one of the first women to be admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court. She died in 1983.


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