Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917) was a United States attorney, politician, author, and noted feminist, although she never used that word. Events 69 - Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus the commander of the Danube armies loyal to Vespasian, defeat For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions of her time, to gain a good education and have a professional career. After college, she became a teacher and also worked for action on equal pay for women teachers. Later Lockwood was active in progressive organizations, became one of the first lawyers in the US, successfully petitioned Congress to be able to practice in federal court, and ran for president on the National Equal Rights Party ticket in 1884 and 1888. This article is about United States political parties by this name
She was born Belva Ann Bennett in Royalton, New York. Royalton is a Town in Niagara County, New York, United States. She married Uriah McNall, a local farmer. He died in 1853, three years after their daughter Lura was born. Belva then attended Gasport Academy in Gasport, New York, and Genesee College in Lima, New York (the college later became part of Syracuse University) to prepare for teaching. Gasport is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) located in the Town of Royalton in Niagara County, New York, United States Lima is a Village in Livingston County, New York, USA. The population was 2459 at the 2000 census Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. McNall taught school for several years. At the end of the Civil War, restless and always fascinated by politics, she decided to move to Washington, D. C.
In Washington, McNall quickly became a member of progressive women's suffrage and temperance organizations. In 1868, she married Ezekiel Lockwood, a dentist, lay minister, and claims agent. They had a daughter, Jessie, who died before her second birthday.
In 1872, Lockwood earned her law degree from what is now the George Washington University Law School and became one of the first women to become a lawyer in the U. Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The George Washington University Law School, commonly referred to as GW Law, is the Law school of The George Washington University. S. After she obtained her degree, she was not allowed to practice in the U.S. Court of Claims or the United States Supreme Court. The United States Court of Federal Claims ( COFC) is a United States federal court that hears monetary claims against the U The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. The justices said couverture and the practices of centuries barred women. Couverture chocolate is a form of Chocolate. Chocolate makers use harvested cacao beans and other ingredients to produce couverture chocolate
That did not stop Lockwood. From 1874 to 1879, she lobbied Congress seeking an anti-discrimination bill. In 1879 Congress passed a law which was signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes allowing all qualified women attorneys to practice in any federal court. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4 1822 January 17 1893 was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth Lockwood was sworn in as the first woman member of the U. S. Supreme Court bar on March 3, 1879. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Late in 1880, she became the first woman lawyer to argue a case before the U. S. Supreme Court.
Lockwood was the second woman (after Victoria Woodhull) to run for President of the United States and the first to be listed on the ballot. Victoria Claflin Woodhull ( September 23, 1838 &ndash June 9, 1927) was an American suffragist who was publicized The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Like Woodhull, Lockwood ran as the candidate of the National Equal Rights Party, in the campaigns of the United States presidential election, 1884 and United States presidential election, 1888. This article is about United States political parties by this name The United States presidential election of 1884 featured excessive mudslinging and personal acrimony The United States Presidential Election of 1888 was held on November 6 1888 Her running mates were Marietta Stow in 1884 and Charles Stuart Wells in 1888. Marietta Lois Beers Stow (died 1902 ran for Governor of California as the candidate of the Women's Independent Political Party Representing a third party without a broad base of support, Lockwood did not have a serious chance of winning the presidency and received few votes. Most states did not allow women to vote. In addition, since white Democrats had regained political power in the South, they passed complicated voter registration and elections laws that suppressed voting by blacks.
On January 12, 1885, Lockwood petitioned Congress to have her votes counted, making the claim "that during the recent session of the Electoral College of the State of Indiana at the capitol thereof, that after it had cast its vote for Cleveland it changed its mind, as it had an undisputed legal right to do, and cast its united vote for your petitioner. Events 475 - Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople Year 1885 ( MDCCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18 1837 June 24 1908 was both the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. " She further claimed she "received one-half the electoral vote of Oregon, and a large vote in Pennsylvania, but the votes in the latter state were not counted, simply dumped into the waste basket as false votes. Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern "
Lockwood was a well-respected and often controversial writer. She was determined, practical, and energetic. She played an important role in the advancement of rights for women and was an active member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and also the Equal Rights Party. The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA an American women's rights organization was formed as an amalgamation of the National Woman Suffrage Association This article is about United States political parties by this name She was active in the Universal Peace Union, representing the group at meetings in Europe and lobbying its positions before Congress and at the White House. She hoped that the group would receive the Nobel Peace Prize, but it did not. The Nobel Peace Prize ( Swedish, Danish and Nobels fredspris is one of five Nobel Prizes Bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor
The small communities of Belva, West Virginia; Lockwood, California; and Lockwood, West Virginia, were named in her honor. Belva is an unincorporated community in west Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. Lockwood is an unincorporated community in western Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. In her day, girls were named for her.
At least three ship figureheads carved in her likeness: on the ship Martha, the ship Julia Lawrence, and an unnamed ship that has a full-length masthead of her. One of these figureheads is now in the museum at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea is a Living history Maritime museum situated along the banks of the Mystic River in Mystic Connecticut Mystic is a Census-designated place (CDP in New London County, Connecticut, in the United States. "With raised chin she gazes straight ahead as if her attention were fixed on the distant horizon. " 
During World War II, a merchant marine ship was given her name. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In World War II the United States liberty ship SS Belva Lockwood was named in her honor. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The United States of America —commonly referred to as the History and service In 1936 the American Merchant Marine Act was passed to subsidize the annual construction of 50 commercial merchant vessels to be used in wartime by
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D. C. , owns a portrait of Lockwood depicted in 1908, when she received an honorary doctorate in law from Syracuse University. 
In 1986 a U. S. postage stamp was issued in her honor.
Lockwood was buried in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D. C.