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In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to introduce one of the newest of the many awesome women represented in our collections: Clarice Brows Thorp.

memo of conversation - Clarice Brows Thorp

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Clarice Brows Thorp was born Clarice Florence Brows in 1912 in New York City.  Graduating from Washington Square College in 1933 and New York University School of Law in 1935, she was admitted to the New York State bar in 1936.  Clarice Brows ThorpWhile working as a law clerk and later at the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Brows Thorp found most of her professional satisfaction in her vibrant political and legal activities.  A strong proponent of civil liberties, alien rights, women’s engagement, and the Democratic Party, she was an active organizer, speaker, and supporter on behalf of many organizations throughout her life.  She worked for several years with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Democratic National Committee.  Her resume relates that she delivered hundreds of speeches in support of President Roosevelt.

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