Holyoke’s Woman Lawyer

by Laurel | July 22nd, 2009

July 22, 1906, page 2
Miss Katherine A. Bowler Passes the Bar Examination

Miss Katherine A. Bowler of Holyoke, stenographer for Lawyer C. T. Callahan, has received word from Boston that she has successfully passed the examinations, which she attended June 4, for admission to the bar. Miss Bowler is a native of Holyoke, a graduate of Notre Dame high school and the Holyoke business school. She has been employed in Lawyer Callahan’s office for the past four years. A few years ago she passed the civil service examinations, receiving the highest mark of any of the candidates, and was appointed clerk in the office of the board of public works. After consideration she refused the appointment and continued in Mr. Callahan’s employ, putting in her spare time in the study of the law. Miss Bowler is the first Holyoke woman to pass the examinations for admission to the bar and the third to pass in Hampden county.

Excerpted from the Springfield Republican.

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