Faith Seidenberg

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Faith A. Seidenberg, lawyer and former Legal Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), was born ca.1924. She is married to Robert Seidenberg; they have three children. FS graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1954. She was legal counsel for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1965-1966, director of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as NOW's legal counsel.

In addition to being partner in the Syracuse law firm of Seidenberg and Strunk, FS has provided legal counsel in numerous civil liberties cases. In 1970, she successfully defended women's right to enter bars in New York in Seidenberg v. McSorley's . She was one of three lawyers who brought suit requiring the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to outlaw male and female job listings in newspapers.

From the guide to the Papers of NOW officers, 1969-1977, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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