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Former Maine Supreme Court Justice Caroline Glassman Dies
07/11/2013 02:16 PM ET  

Glassman, the first woman to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, died Wednesday at the age of 89.

Maine's first female Supreme Court justice has died. Caroline Glassman died Wednesday at Maine Medical Center at the age of 89, according to The Portland Press Herald.

Glassman was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1983, becoming the first woman to serve on the state's high court. She earned a law degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, and moved to Maine in 1963.

Glassman and her husband, Harry Glassman, both practiced law and lectured in Maine. Harry Glassman was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1979, where he served until his death in 1981.

Caroline Glassman served two terms on the high court, and retired in 1997, the paper reports.

The Maine State Bar Association's Caroline Duby Glassman Award, given each year to a woman lawyer in Maine, is named in her honor.



 

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