Helene Lawrence Collection
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- Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2009
- Helene Poland Lawrence (Person)
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During World War II, she served as a lieutenant in the SPARS (U.S. Coast Guard women's reserve), and offciated at the first all-women's court martial in while stationed in Washington, D.C. After World War II she practiced law in Washington and Boston, before studying French at the University of Paris, graduating in 1949. Upon returning to the U.S. she joined the U.S. Naval Researve, and in 1950 spent at least two years in Germany serving as a federal attorney. Upon returning home she completed training in military and federal law at the Naval Research at the Pentagon, before leaving for Stuttgart, Germany for another two years.
After returning to the United States, Lawrence practiced law as an Immigration and Naturalization Service attorney in California and Washington, D.C. In 1958, she appeared on a television program about citizenship for Los Angeles' Channel 7 KABC TV News. She died in San Mateo, California on 24 May 2002.
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This collection contains personal correspondence, newsletters, photographs, newspaper cpies, event programs and a graduation invitation.
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