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Pearl M. Hart

Born: Apr 7, 1890

Death: Mar 22, 1975

Birthplace: Traverse City

Nationality: United States

Pearl M. Hart

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1890
Date of Death : Mar 22, 1975
Birth Place : Traverse City

Pearl M. Hart was a Chicago attorney notable for her work defending oppressed minority groups. Hart was the first woman in Chicago to be appointed Public Defender in the Morals Court. Most notably, she represented children, women, immigrants, lesbians, and gay men, often without fee or for a nominal fee. She attended the John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1914.

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