March 26, Liberty cannot be caged into a charter or handed on ready-made to the next generation. Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times. Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves. Florence Ellinwood Allen (March 23, 1884 – September 12, 1966) was an American judge. She was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a federal judge.