Emily Murphy

Emily Murphy
Emily Murphy
  • Born: March 14, 1868
  • Died: October 27, 1933
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Magistrate, Activist, Jurist, Author

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Emily Murphy was a Canadian women's rights activist, jurist, and author. In 1916, she became the first female magistrate in Canada, and in the British Empire. She is best known for her contributions to Canadian feminism, specifically to the question of whether women were "persons" under Canadian law.

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