Sellers, Kathryn (1870–1939)

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Sellers, Kathryn (1870–1939)

American attorney and judge. Born Dec 25, 1870, in Broadway, OH; died Feb 23, 1939.

Served as clerk at US Weather Bureau, Washington, DC (1891–1900), assistant in Department of State Library (1900–11), and bibliographer and librarian for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1911–18); started law practice (1913); performed reference work for US Neutrality Board (1914–17); served as professor of law at Washington College of Law (1914–21); made law clerk at US State Department's Division of Foreign Intelligence (1917); nominated to be head judge of Washington, DC, juvenile court by President Woodrow Wilson (1918), the 1st woman to hold such a post, and served until 1934.