Murphy, Emily

Date of Birth 1868-03-14

Date of Death1933-10-17

Emily Murphy was appointed police magistrate for Edmonton in 1916, making her the British Empire’s and Canada’s first female judge. She was one of the “Famous Five” who took part in the Persons Case before Britain’s Privy Council in 1929, to confirm that women were indeed ‘persons’ under the BNA Act.

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