1878 – Kate Kane Rossi Admitted to Bar

On this date Kate Kane Rossi was admitted to the Wisconsin bar. Born in 1854, Rossi was the second female lawyer in the state of Wisconsin. She moved to Janesville in 1877 and studied law under A.A. Jackson. She was admitted to the Bar in Milwaukee in 1878 and was the first female lawyer in that city. She eventually moved to Milwaukee where she practiced civil and criminal law for five years. She died on November 21, 1928. [Source: ]