Dorothy McCullough was born in Oakland, California back in 1901 to Frank and Flora. Her formal education was limited until she entered Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode Island graduating when she was 16. She continued her education earning a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1921.
In 1923, he earned her J.D. from the same institution. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1923. She married William in 1924, moving with him to Portland, Oregon. She was admitted to the bar in Oregon where she began a small private practice. In 1931 she and Gladys M. Everett created Oregon’s first all-woman law firm. She was appointed to the Oregon Senate from 1932-43. She was appointed to the U.S. Board of Parole by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Subversive Activities Control Board. She resigned in 1962 to resume her law practice and to serve as a lecturer at Portland State University and the University of Portland.
What you may not know about Dorothy McCullough Lee is that she was the first female mayor of Portland, Oregon. She held that office from 1949 to 1953.
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