Susie Marshall Sharp (Susie Marshall Sharp)

Susie Marshall Sharp

The first woman state Supreme Court Chief Justice in the United States. The first woman Superior Court Judge in North Carolina. Susie Sharp attended Reidsville Public Schools, North Carolina College for Women, and the University of North Carolina Law School. In 1928 she became licensed to practice law and joined her father, James Sharp, in the law firm of Sharp and Sharp, where she practiced for twenty years. She was the City Attorney of Reidsville, North Carolina, for ten years. She served as Special Judge for the Superior Court of North Carolina from 1949 to 1962. Susie Sharp was appointed Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court on March 14, 1962, and was re-elected to that position for another 8 year term. She was elected Chief Justice on November 5, 1974, where she served until her mandatory retirement on July 31, 1979. (bio by: The Patriot)  Family links:  Parents:  James Meritt Sharp (1877 – 1952)  Annie Britt Blackwell Sharp (1884 – 1971)  Siblings:  Susie Marshall Sharp (1907 – 1996)  James Merritt Sharp (1910 – 1916)*  Sallie Blackwell Sharp Taylor (1911 – 1953)*  Annie Hill Sharp Klenner (1914 – 2003)*  Thomas Adolphus Sharp (1915 – 2003)*  Louise Wortham Sharp (1917 – 2005)*  Florence Abigail Sharp Newsom (1919 – 1985)*  James Blackwell Sharp (1921 – 1923)*  John Pomphrette Sharp (1921 – 1923)*  James Vance Sharp (1924 – 2011)* *Calculated relationship Inscription:[Seal of the Supreme Court of N. C. *]Susie Marshall SharpJuly 7, 1907 – Mar. 1, 1996First Woman Chief JusticeN. C. Supreme Court1974 – 1979

Born

  • July, 07, 1907
  • USA

Died

  • March, 03, 1996
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Greenview Cemetery
  • USA

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