Lena Guidici

Barre, Vermont
Barre, Vermont

Time Period

1910-1940

Subject Categories

Business, Equal Rights, Law

Notable Facts

Third woman to be admitted to Vermont Bar Asscoiation (1921). First recording secretary for the Vermont Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club. President of the Barre branch of the Vermont Federation of Professional and Business Women's Clubs. First woman admitted to the Bar in Massachussetts (1920). Served on Board of the Office of Price Administration, an agency that monitored the prices of goods at the end of WWII.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

11/07/1898

Date of Death

1995

Primary Residence

Barre

Historical Significance

Lena Giudici was born in Barre, VT. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1917 and then went on to Boston University where she studied law and accounting. She graduated from Boston University in 1920 and became the first woman admitted to the Massachussetts Bar. She then moved to Vermont in 1921 where she became the third woman admitted to the Vermont Bar. Lena Giudici rarely practiced law, but remained a member of the Bar. She primarily did accounting work for granite firms. She served on the Board of the Office of Price Administration, which was set up to monitor prices at the end of World War II. Giudici also served as President of the Barre Branch of the Vermont Federation of Professional and Business Women's Club, and was Treasurer of the Vermont State Federation. She attended several conferences through the Federation and organized the State Federation convention that was held in Barre on May 22-23, 1929.

Organizations or Movements

  • Board of the Office of Price Administration
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Vermont Federation of the Business and Professional Women's Club

Occupations

  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • President of Barre branch of the Vermont Federation of Professional and Business Women's Clubs
  • Treasurer of the Vermont State Federation of Professional and Business Women's Club

Education

  • LL.B.- Boston University, (1920).

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • Deborah L. Markowitz, Vermont Secretary of State, February 23, 2000 Link

  • Article about admission to the bar Link

  • "Celebrating Vermont's First 100 Women Lawyers: 1902-1978" Link

  • Lena Giudici Papers Link