Henrietta Hume Pettijohn Buck was born in Columbia, Missouri. Ms. Pettijohn attended the University of Missouri and later established herself as a popular writer, publishing three novels. On April 15, 1892, Ms. Pettijohn became the first woman to be admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court in the Territory of New Mexico. Ms. Pettijohn also served as an officer of the Bar Association. 


     

Previous Awardees:

Margaret Moses Branch - 1992
Marcia J. Wilson - 1993
C. Emery "Buck" Cuddy - 1994
Justice Pamela B. Minzner - 1995
Betty Read - 1996
Justice Mary C. Walters - 1997
Hon. Carol Conner - 1998
Hon. Elizabeth Whitefield - 1999
Hon. Anne Kass - 2002
Nancy Hollander - 2003
Justice Petra Jimenez Maes - 2004
Diane Denish - 2005
Hon. Christina Armijo - 2011
Mary Torres - 2012

Julianna Koob and Judge Monica Zamora - 2013

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham – 2014

Hon. Martha Vázquez – 2015

Antonia Roybal-Mack – 2016

Hon. Wendy York and Shona Zimmerman – 2017

Hon. Sharon Walton - 2018

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