Elizabeth M. Boyer
|Intro||American lawyer, feminist and writer|
|Was||Lawyer Author Professor|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Academia Law Literature|
|Birth||12 November 1913, Lima, Allen County, Ohio, U.S.A.|
|Death||2 December 2002, Russell Township, Geauga County, Ohio, Geauga County, Ohio, U.S.A. (aged 89 years)|
Dr. Elizabeth M. "Betty" Boyer (November 12, 1913 in Ohio – December 2, 2002) was a brilliant and influential American lawyer, feminist and writer.
In 1937, she earned a B.S. in education from Bowling Green State University. In 1947, she received her law degree from Cleveland–Marshall College of Law. In 1950, she earned her Masters of Law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She was a full professor of business law at Cuyahoga Community College.
In 1968, she founded the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) as a moderate feminist movement for professional women. It provided dissent against the pro-choice stance of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Amongst other issues, WEAL worked to abolish university quotas and discrimination against women. In recognition of Boyer's contribution, the organization created the "Elizabeth Boyer Award".
Boyer also researched and wrote a number of books about historical women, including 16th Century noblewoman Marguerite de La Rocque, who was marooned on an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence as punishment for an affair.
Boyer headed her own publishing firm Veritie Press and was the author of three books. Boyer was a member of Delta Gamma.