Emeline was the second woman to be admitted to the Montgomery County Bar Association. She was born in 1871 and attended Norristown Public Schools. She graduated St. Mary’s Hall in Burlington, NJ. Returning home she worked for John Faber Miller, who later became President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Emeline was active in many civic organizations, including the Historical Society of Montgomery County. In 1920, she was elected to the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention representing Bucks and Montgomery County. This was the first time a woman had been elected to that post. Emeline Hooven died on Marcy 16, 1937.