“The First Lady of the Law”

– Mabel Walker Willebrandt For much of the Prohibition Era (1920-1933), the most prominent Prohibition enforcement official was also the highest ranking woman in three presidential administrations -- Assistant Attorney General Mabel Walker Willebrandt.  Appointed by President Harding in 1921, Willebrandt prosecuted Prohibition cases and tax fraud, and oversaw Federal prisons.  In her eight years … Continue reading “The First Lady of the Law”