Abzug, Bella Savitsky (West's Encyclopedia of American Law)
Bella Savitsky Abzug served as a Democratic congresswoman in the 1970s and became one of the most outspoken advocates for WOMEN'S RIGHTS in the United States. After she left Congress in 1976, she remained involved in political and social issues both nationally and internationally.
With her raspy voice, New York accent, and trademark floppy hat, Abzug was one of the most recognizable public figures in recent U.S. history.
Bella Savitsky was born on July 24, 1920, in New York City and was raised in the Bronx. The daughter of Russian immigrant Jews, her father was a butcher who operated the "Live and Let Live" meat market. As a young girl, she raised and collected money on behalf of Zionism. After she graduated from high school, she attended Hunter College, where she was president of the student government. Following graduation in 1944, she attended Columbia Law School, where she was the editor of the law review and an outstanding student. In 1946, she married Martin Abzug, who would go on to become a successful stockbroker.
After graduating in 1947, Abzug concentrated her legal practice in...
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