Pauli Murray (1910-1985)
A lawyer, educator, political activist, and writer, Pauli Murray was the first woman to become an ordained Episcopal minister. She held a variety of jobs with organizations such as the Works Progress Administration and the Workers' Defense League. She attended Howard University Law School (1941-1944) and completed graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. During the 1940s she operated a law office in New York City and was later hired as an associate attorney for the law offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison (1956). In the 1960s Murray served on a study committee for the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Of particular note is Series II, subseries C: Work -- President's Commission on the Status of Women.