Norma Karaian

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Boston Globe, MA
January 18, 2005

Norma Karaian, 100; was Boston real estate attorney
By Glenn E. Yoder, Globe Correspondent

Norma M. Karaian, considered the first American-born Armenian female attorney in the United States, died Sunday at her home in Watertown. She was 100.

Starting her career as a title examiner after graduating from Boston University Law School in 1925, Mrs. Karaian ignored gender bias while becoming widely recognized in her field. She spent the bulk of her career at the Boston-based firm Gaston