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Elkhart Retired lawyer chosen for Lugar program

Posted on Jan. 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 12, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.

ELKHART — Mary E. Davis has been named as a participant in the 2013-14 class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

Davis is a longtime Elkhart resident and retired attorney. She was the first practicing woman attorney in Elkhart County and practiced law for 36 years, spending the last 30 at her and her husband’s firm, Davis & Davis. She retired in 2010.

The series includes monthly lecture sessions in Indianapolis and concludes with a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., in May. The series was founded in 1990 as a not-for-profit women’s leadership development program designed to increase the number of Republican women in elective and appointive offices, according to a press release.