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Monday, June 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - Judith Dwyer dies, fourth woman to serve as a judge in Indiana

Mike Grant of the Washington Times Herald reports today. A few quotes from the story:

Daviess County's first female judge has died. Judith Dwyer, who was both judge of the Daviess County Court and Daviess Superior Court died at her home Saturday at the age of 75. Dwyer was remembered by friends and colleagues as both a community leader and a groundbreaking professional.

Dwyer graduated from Washington Catholic High School in 1956, Marquette University in 1960, Indiana School of Law at Bloomington in 1963. She served as Daviess County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from 1966 to 1974. She was the presiding judge in the old Daviess County Court from 1976 to 1987. When the County Court was elevated to Daviess Superior Court in 1987, she was appointed as the first judge and served as Superior Court Judge until 2002.

"She was courageous," said Daviess Circuit Court Judge Greg Smith, who practiced law as both a prosecuting and defense attorney before Judge Dwyer. "She was one of the first female lawyers and judges in southwestern Indiana."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 30, 2014 03:03 PM
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