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Collection Myers, Mildred I. Judge, collection
Title Judge Mildred I. Myers, Ashland County Probate/Juvenile Court
Accession number 97-18
Admin/Biographical History Judge Mildred Irene Myers was born April 27, 1905 in Ashland, Ohio, the daughter of Perry W. and Bertha G. McKibben. She was a lifelong resident of Ashland County. Judge Myers had many first to her name; being Ashland County's first women attorney and first women public office holder in 1948, having been admitted to the bar in Ohio January 27, 1928. Her study of law was under Ashland Attorney Maurice V. Semple where she worked as a secretary just out of high school. She was able to take the bar examination without having any college degrees due to her application to the Ohio bar prior to the degree requirement being imposed. In 1948 she was elected as the Probate and Juvenile judge for Ashland County, and subsequently re-elected three times thereafter. She retired from the becnh on September 30, 1971.

In 1929 she married Ashland businessman C. Burton Myers. They had one son Phillip Myers. Their home was at 1017 Sandusky Street and known as Holly Hill because of her love of the earth and interest in holly. She was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association since 1928, Ashland County Bar Association since 1928 and was president of this organization in 1936. She was honored by the Ashland Rotary, Ashland Kiwanis and Ashland University.

On January 15, 1994 she died in Ashland, Ohio.
Catalog Number 97-18Records
Creator Judge Mildred I. Myers
Object Name Records
People Myers, Mildred I. Judge
Scope & Content The collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and scrapbook material collected by Judge Myers duriong her years in office. Also indluced is her judicial robe and gavel which she used while serving on the Juvenile and Probate Court of Ashland County.

The papers of Judge Mildred I. Myers were presented to the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs Archival Collection on July 19, 1997 by Phillip A. Myers.
System of arrangement The papers of Judge Mildred I. Myers are divided into three record storage boxes under the following areas.

1-Bibliographic material, correspondence files, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and yearbooks.
2- Certificates, awards and memorabilia.
3-Judicial robe and hood, and oversized photographs.