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Amsterdam, Birdie

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Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist

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         - A graduate of New York University Law School, Birdie Amsterdam practiced law and was active in numerous charitable, philanthropic, civic, and educational groups, as well as in professional organizations.

1923 - She was admitted to the bar.

1940 - Became the female municipal judge in New York County.

1958 - Birdie Amsterdam became that "first lady of the judiciary," serving 35 years on the bench, initially as the first women elected to the Municipal Court in New York County, then as the first woman on the State Supreme Court.

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