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Posted: January 23, 2013 at 3:27 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO Jan. 23, 1913 The question as to whether a woman may be appointed legally and perform the duties of a notary public will be threshed out today in the Second Division of the Circuit Court on a petition for mandamus to require Secretary of State Earle W. Hodges to issue a commission to Mrs. Mary Grey of Little Rock as a notary public. Mrs. Grey is a stenographer in the office of Rose, Hemmingway, Cantrell & Loughborough, one of the leading firms of Arkansas, and her appointment was asked by the firm. Gov. Joe T. Robinson authorized the issuance of the commission, which Secretary of State Hodges refused to recognize after consulting Attorney General W. L. Moose.

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Arkansas, Pages 13 on 01/23/2013