Inspiration often emerges from witnessing the lives of those who achieve things first, and Leah Sears is a professional known for firsts. Come hear the first woman to win a contested state-wide election in Georgia speak during Family Week (July 2-6) at the Chautauqua Institution and be inspired by her view on the American Family.
Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears has achieved a distinguished position in Georgia’s history. She was the first African-American woman to serve as Superior Court Judge in Georgia. When appointed by the Governor of Georgia in February, 1992, she was the first woman and the youngest person ever to serve on Georgia’s Supreme Court. Also, in retaining her appointed position as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Sears became the first woman to win a contested state-wide election in Georgia.
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