Saturday, October 27, 2012

On October 27

On this day in ...
... 1934, Dr. Luella Gettys, a political scientist, married V.O. Key Jr., whom she'd met while he was studying for his Ph.D. in political science and she was a researcher in the political science department at the University of Chicago (having already earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, as well as a master's from the flagship university in her native Nebraska). Ordinarily a wedding date is not something we'd feature, but it's the only date found online regarding Keys, who would work at the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service from the 1930s through to 1950s. As recorded in a study published by Dr. Alona Evans and  Carol Per Lee Plumb (prior post), by the time of her marriage Gettys already had become the 1st woman to publish an article in the American Journal of International Law. Entitled "The Effect of Changes of Sovereignty on Nationality" –  as was her doctoral thesis – it was published by AJIL in 1927. Gettys Key, whose papers are available here and here, died in 1975. (Hat tip to our colleague John Q. Barrett for this detail.)

(Prior October 27 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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