- NAME: Jane Bolin
- OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Judge
- BIRTH DATE: April 11, 1908
- DEATH DATE: January 08, 2007
- Did You Know?: Jane Bolin is the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School, earning her J.D. in 1931.
- Did You Know?: In the 1930s, Jane Bolin became the first African-American woman to serve as assistant corporate counsel for New York City.
- Did You Know?: In 1939, Jane Bolin became the first African-American female judge in the United States.
- EDUCATION: Poughkeepsie High School, Wellesley College, Yale University, Yale Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Poughkeepsie, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Long Island City (Queens), New York
- Full Name: Jane Matilda Bolin
- AKA: Jane Bolin
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Jane Bolin was a trailblazing attorney who became the first African-American female judge in the United States, serving on New York's Family Court for four decades.
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She died in Long Island City, Queens, New York, on January 8, 2007, at the age of 98.
A 2011 biography was published on Bolin's career—Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin by Jacqueline A. McLeod for the University of Illinois Press. The cover of the book features a mid-1940s painting of Bolin by Betsey Graves Reyneau, which is part of the National Portrait Gallery's collection.
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