Since 1999, Trudy Allen has been the historian of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation. Prior to that, she was the historian of its sister organization, Oregon Women Lawyers. She was the chair of the history committee of Queen’s Bench, the Multnomah County chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers, and in that capacity was instrumental in the development of a display about the history of women lawyers in Oregon, which is installed at the office of the Oregon State Bar. Starting in 1982, she practiced law in Oregon for 32 years and is now retired. She holds a JD degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.
Manche Irene Langley (1883-1963)
Manche Irene Langley was among the first women admitted to practice law in Oregon. During her nearly six-decade-long career, from 1909 to 1963, she was one of few women litigators in Oregon, an unusual profession for women until the 1980s. She was active in state and county politics and was …