Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. (Sophonisba Preston), 1866-1948

American lawyer, social reformer, social scientist and civil rights activist

Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge was an American activist, Progressive Era social reformer, social scientist and innovator in higher education. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in political science and economics then the J.D. at the University of Chicago, and she was the first woman to pass the Kentucky bar. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent her as a delegate to the 7th Pan-American Conference in Uruguay, making her the first woman to represent the U.S. government at an international conference. She led the process of creating the academic professional discipline and degree for social work. (Source: Wikipedia)

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  • Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston, 1866-1948
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  • Breckinridge, S. P. (Sophonisba Preston), 1866-1948
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