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Brereton Sturtevant

Brereton Sturtevant—(?)--In 1971, she was appointed by President Nixon as Examiner-in-Chief for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals, the first woman to hold such a position. She remained in office through the presidencies of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, retiring in 1988. (Featured on the AFGW special collections website)