Geraldine Ede Mason Hennessey ’44


University of Montana School of Law, Class of 1944

Born:

+++++10 November 1914 in Wyoming

Parents:

+++++Gerald C. Ede and Grace Irene Keeler

Siblings:

+++++One sister

Undergraduate Education:

+++++B. A., University of Montana 1935, French with Honors

Legal Education:

  • LL.M., University of Montana School of Law 1944
  • Editor-in-Chief, Montana Law Review 1943-1944
  • Author, “Temporary Alimony in a Suit for Absolute Divorce,” 5 Mont. L. Rev.  (1944)

Marriages:

  • John E. Mason on 11 June 1937
  • Joseph P. Hennessey (lawyer) on 2 January 1943

Children:

  • Victoria
  • Veronica
  • Alexandria
  • Joseph

Admitted to Practice:

+++++Montana 1944
+++++California (?)

Practice:

+++++Hennessey & Hennessey Law Offices, Billings (1953)

Her “last occupation”:  

+++++Secretary at Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco, California

Died:

+++++1 June 1970, in San Francisco, California


Comments:

+++++According to Betty Ann Sias Scott, Geraldine Hennessey, was “very interesting and brilliant.” “Everything came easily to her. She was a little older. She was very, very bright.” Interview with B.A.S. Scott, 26 July 1992, at her home.

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