• Short Summary

    In recent years the number of women occupying important positions in public life in the United States has grown ...

  • Description

    In recent years the number of women occupying important positions in public life in the United States has grown ... slowly but inexorably. The trend was continued on Friday (3 January) when Miss Susie Marshall Sharp became the nation's first woman Chief Justice.

    Sixty-seven-year-old Miss Sharp -- a Democrat -- won the North Carolina Chief Justice election in November 1974, defeating her Republican male opponent, fire-extinguisher-salesman James Newcombe, with 74 per cent of the votes polled.

    Television News Incorporated's reporter Larry Starger was present at an afternoon re-enactment of Friday morning's official swearing-in ceremony for Miss Sharp. His commentary on the proceedings accompanies this film.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7D1OVHY1JPNT1DDYTIG6FGF4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA7D1OVHY1JPNT1DDYTIG6FGF4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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