Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998

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Dates:
Birth 1920-07-24
Death 1998-03-31
US
English

Biographical notes:

Bella S. Abzug (b. July 24, 1920, New York City, NY–d. March 31, 1998, New York City, NY) was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. She recieved her undergraduate degree from Hunter College and a law degree from Columbia University in 1944. She practiced law at the firm of Pressman, Witt & Cammer specializing in labor law and took on civil rights cases. In 1970, she won a seat in the House of Represenatitves and served through 1977.

A supporter of women's rights, she founded the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971 with Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan.

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Subjects:

  • Women legislators--History--Sources
  • Television advertising
  • Social reformers--History--Sources
  • Peace movements--History--Sources
  • Legislators--History--Sources
  • Political activists--History--Sources
  • Advertising, political

Occupations:

  • Politicians

Places:

  • New York City, NY, US
  • New York City, NY, US