Grace White, a Marine Corps brat and the only woman in the George Washington School of Law graduating class of 1934, lived in the same house at 802 Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort from 1937 until her death just shy of becoming 100 years old in 2010. Ms. White was Beaufort's first woman attorney,(and therefore the first Beaufort woman attorney to swear that she would never engage in a duel). She specialized in legal, monetary, and "heirs property" matters -- mostly because the other seven lawyers in town (all male) did not. During World War II she helped young men fill out the required selective service paperwork and watched for Axis incursions into the Beaufort River from the Pigeon Point Watchtower.
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Take a video tour of her house, now a dormitory for women attending USC-B on the Historic Beaufort campus.
Please note: We posted entries about Dr. Barnwell on March 14 and about National Women's History Month Project nominee Kate Gleason on March 8.