Henry Burt Ware

WOMEN HEADING GRAND JURIES

To the Editor of the Journal.

sz—On page 190 of the June issue of your invaluable publication I read that Mrs. Laura White, wife of Judge John J. White, is the first woman ever selected to head a grand jury in this State, she being chosen on May 10th as forewoman of the Atlantic County Grand Jury.

This statement is incorrect for the reason that on April 19th last Mrs. Isabel Chew, wife of William H. Chew, a well~known newspaper man, was selected by Judge Black and served as forewoman of the April Grand Jury impaneled in the Salem Oyer and Terminer. For this reason I feel that the honor of being the first woman to head a grand jury in this State is held by Mrs. Chew.

HENRY BURT WARE.
Salem, N. J., June 17.

Source:  The New Jersey Law Journal, 1921-22, by A. Van Doren Honeyman, Plainfield, N. J., New Jersey Law Publishing C.o p. 252,


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