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New Biography of Susie Sharp Available in the Library!

Without Precedent - The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

By Anna R. Hayes

Anna Hayes documents a colorful biography of 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 (1907-1996).  This revealing story covers Sharp’s career as an attorney, distinguished judge, and politician within the context of the social mores, the legal profession, and the battles of her day. The work presents insight into her family background, private life, and personality.

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