Dorothy Gilbert Wilson (1889-1988)
Dorothy Gilbert was born in Portland, Oregon on October 16, 1889, the youngest of five children born to US Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William Ball Gilbert and his wife Julia. As she would recall many years later, Dorothy had the benefit of an upbringing by a father who "was a real feminist without knowing it" and encouraged higher education with his daughters and free pursuit of careers of their own choosing. The spirit of independence he fostered in his daughters was atypical of the provincial social attitudes of early 20th century Portland. On one occasion, a lawyer friend of the family approached Judge Gilbert to ask if he could do anything about Dorothy as "her radical i
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