Howe’s call came over the objection of Albany County Attorney Stephen Downey, who most likely cited a law, also passed by the territorial legislature the previous December, that limited jury service to men.
Howe quashed Downey’s objection and on March 9, 1870, Eliza Stewart, an unmarried schoolmistress from Laramie, Wyo., became the first woman in the known history of the world to be subpoenaed for jury duty. Martha Boies of Laramie was the first female bailiff, and Amalia Post of Cheyenne was the first woman jury foreman.
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She and her husband also organized and worked for the Sweetwater County Fair, and helped to start the Sweetwater County Historical Society. Beginning in 1950, court after court in Wyoming seated female jurors, with the first all-woman jury serving in Cody in January 1951.
Louise served on the first executive board in 1956. The comments of Wyoming judges and attorneys were uniformly positive.
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The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U. At PM on this day in 1955, 24-year-old actor James Dean is killed in Cholame, California, when the Porsche he is driving hits a Ford Tudor sedan at an intersection. With one minor exception, an 1891 civil case in the Bighorn Basin town of Bonanza, Wyo., the Long jury was the first with women on it after 1890, when Wyoming became a state. Long's attorney, Walter Muir Sr., complained, "I'd never have lost if it hadn't been for those damn women on the jury."Did some men expect more lenient verdicts from all-male juries? For the past 80 years, they had been enjoying this bias, whether perceived or real, but now the fun was over.The panel met in Laramie for three weeks, considering several murder cases as well as horse and cattle theft. Frank Mockler, Fremont County, and Madge Enterline, Natrona County, it was supported by many women's organizations throughout the state. 1, 1950, the bill read, "A person is competent to act as juror if he or she be:" and the list of existing qualifications followed—U. citizen, state and county resident, owner of taxable property and fluent in English.In its most unpopular decision, that jury enforced the law requiring saloons to close on Sunday. The bill also stated that a juror must be "[i]n possession of his or her natural faculties."Despite this clear language, in February 1950 a defense attorney questioned it in a case pending in Albany County, in which Francis K. Yazzie's attorney claimed that female jurors were ineligible because the 1949 legislation was invalid until the state constitution was amended.The Judge believed that women serving on the juries would remedy this flagrant evil, and inaugurate a better condition of things."Reporters and artists from leading periodicals flocked to Laramie from all over the nation to view the novelty.