Lillian Baker, 92, of Burlington City, who in 1945 became the first woman admitted to the bar in Burlington County, died Saturday, July 13, of respiratory failure at Samaritan Hospice in Mount Holly.
The former Lillian Dubrow graduated from Burlington City High School in 1937, and the College of South Jersey two years later.
In 1943, long before women routinely studied law, she earned a law degree from South Jersey Law School - now Rutgers Law School. She practiced briefly with a local attorney and then with her sister, Florence Steel, also an attorney.
Her son, ophthalmologist Shelby A. Baker, said Mrs. Baker ran her husband's eye practice in Burlington City for many years. Her husband is Dr. Leonard Baker.