1920Emma Madeen filed for nomination as District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District (on the Republican ticket).
1932Emily Sloan received 55 write-in votes for District Judge of the 13th Judicial District; Ms. Sloan did not accept the nomination.
1935Emily Sloan filed for nomination as District Judge of the 13th Judicial District.
1944Jessie Roscow filed for nomination as Associate Justice on the Montana Supreme Court (eliminated in primary).
1978Diane Barz became the first female District Judge in Montana (13th Judicial District).
1989Diane Barz became the first female Associate Justice on the Montana Supreme Court.
2000Karla Gray became the first female Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court.
2002Carolyn Ostby became the first female Federal Magistrate in Montana.
2014Susan Watters became the first female Judge of the U.S. District Court in Montana.
For more information on many of these women, see http://courts.mt.gov/library/women