By Delaney Smith
Lockwood graduated from law school in Washington, D.C. and was one of the first female lawyers in the United States. In 1879, she successfully petitioned Congress to be allowed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She was the first women attorney given this privilege.
She also ran for president in 1884 and 1888 and was the firs women to appear on official ballots.
Later years and her Legacy
There are many places named after her, including Belva, West Virginia, Lockwood, California, and Lockwood, West Virginia. Syracuse University also awarded Lockwood and honorary doctorate in law in 1908.