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Abzug, Bella (nee Savitsky)

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politicial Adviser


1920 - Born in New York City


1947 - Admitted to bar


1970 - Became nationally prominent in the early as an articulate advocate of women’s rights and as a leader of the House of Representatives anti-Vietnam War group


1971-1976 - Represented New York’s 19th and 20th districts in Congress


1972 - Wrote Bella! Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington


1976 - Wnsuccessful in a bid for the U.S. Senate


1978 - Was defeated in an attempt to reenter Congress


1977-1979 - (November-January) prominent in several women’s political organizations


                     - Co-chairwoman of the President’s National Advisory Committee on Women


                     - She returned to the private practice of law in New York City


1984 - Gender Gap: Bella Abzug’s Guide to political Power for American Women


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