Margaret Stevenson Briles
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1975
Corporation counsel for the City of Davenport, Iowa, Margaret Stevenson Briles served the same law firm both as an associate and partner from 1948 to 1975. She was admitted to the bar in 1948, a time when very few women practiced law. Many regarded her as a lawyer of unusual talents. Known professionally as Margaret Stevenson, she held the Martindale-Hubbel rating of valorem, the highest possible rank in legal listings. She is listed in the first and second editions of Who’s Who in American Women, and at one time was voted Woman of the Year for the tri-cities of Moline and Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa.