Rose E. Michaels Morrissey

Morrissey, Rose

Time Period

1910-1940

Subject Categories

Law

Notable Facts

Sixteenth woman admitted to Vermont Bar. Served as Justice of the Peace in Bennington, Vermont; President of the Bennington County Bar Association.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

11/22/1910

Date of Death

11/12/2002

Primary Residence

Bennington

Historical Significance

Rose Morrissey was born in Bennington, Vermont. She became a secretary at the Law Offices of Edward H. Holden.

Morrissey read the law and in 1935 became the sixteenth woman admitted to the Vermont Bar.

Rose Morrissey opened a law office which primarily focused on probate and real estate law. She also served as a Justice of the Peace, was on the Bennington Housing Authority, and was President of the Bennington County Bar.

Organizations or Movements

  • Vermont Bar
  • Bennington County Bar

Occupations

  • Secretary
  • Lawyer
  • Justice of the Peace
  • President of Bennington County Bar.

Education

  • High School

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • "Celebrating Vermont's First 100 Woman Lawyers" Link