University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dorothy Walker Elected District Attorney

Dorothy Walker

After graduating from UW Law School in 1921 as the only woman in her class, Dorothy Walker was elected district attorney of Columbia County. Twenty-three years old at the time, she is believed to be the first female D.A. in the nation. In 1974, she received the Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award from UW Law School Alumni Association, the first female to do so.

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