The thirty-five men and one woman serving as the jury during the Roland Pothier murder trial, 1924. WSHS - All rights reserved.
"From 1883 to 1887, women in the Washington Territory served as jurors just as they do today. But unlike today, their presence was a source of great legal and social contention. Critics claimed that allowing women to serve as public decision-makers in the state’s courts was a misguided experiment that violated the laws of nature, and would lead to dire consequences for family and society."
Caplan, Aaron. "The History of Women's Jury Service in Washington." Washington State Bar News (March 2005):12-21. Available from ACLU of Washington.
Emma Smith Devoe Scrapbook, 1910
Bernice A. Sapp Scrapbook, 1910-1913
Roland Pothier jury panel, 1924