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Birthplace of Felice Cohn Carson City, NV
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Felice Cohn, born May 14, 1884 in Carson City, Nevada, was one of the state's first female lawyers. She was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1902 and started to practice law at age eighteen. She was the fourth woman to be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court in 1916.

She was the president of the Non-Militant Suffrage Association (1912–1914) and authored the amendment extending the franchise adopted by the Nevada legislature in 1914. She worked for child labor amendments and foster home and adoption laws. She opposed separate income tax and all other legislation adversely affecting women and children. She also handled thousands of divorces in her private practice, which at that time, was pretty feminist.

Felice Cohn was a pioneer of her time, and the first Nevada Jewish woman to be put "On the Map!"

You can learn more about Felice Cohn in JWA's encyclopedia.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Birthplace of Felice Cohn." (Viewed on April 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/birthplace-of-felice-cohn>.