Uncovering Houston

Houston’s first female civil court jury

Houston Post / 1959

Front Row, L to R: Nina A. Redding, D. C. Ganth, Mrs. Carl Ray Ramey, Rosie Lee Pope, Ophelia Mtchell, Ann Lawson
Back Row, L to R: Mrs. Fritz Lang, Anita, Mrs. WIlliam F. Webb, Minie H. Woods, Mrs. James L Godeke, and Mrs. Elmer Peterson

In June of 1959, recently elected District Judge William Sears McGee selected the first all-woman jury in the Harris County Civil Courts.

William Sears McGee (1917 – 2006)

This Houston Chronicle news article has an…interesting…update regarding the case. Check it out below.

Houston Chronicle / June 1959
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