Bella Abzug

U.S. Congressperson

1920 – 1998

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Who was Bella Abzug?

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Bella Savitsky Abzug, nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus. She declared, "This woman's place is in the House—the House of Representatives," in her successful 1970 campaign. She was later appointed to chair the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year and to plan the 1977 National Women's Conference by President Gerald Ford and led President Jimmy Carter's commission on women.

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Born
Jul 24, 1920
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Battling Bella
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Conservative Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia Law School
  • City University of New York
  • Columbia University
  • Hunter College
  • Walton High School
Lived in
  • Manhattan
  • The Bronx
Died
Mar 31, 1998
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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