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Elizabeth HOLTZMAN

(1941- )

HOLTZMAN, Elizabeth, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 11, 1941; graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1958; B.A., Radcliffe College, 1962; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1965; admitted to the New York bar in 1966 and commenced practice in New York City; Democratic State committeewoman and district leader 1970-1972; assistant to Mayor John V. Lindsay, 1969-1970; founder, Brooklyn Women’s Political Caucus; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; faculty, New York University Law School and Graduate School of Public Administration, 1981-1982; district attorney, Kings County, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1982-1989; New York City comptroller, 1990-1993; unsuccessful candidate in 1992 for nomination to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; is a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bibliography

Holtzman, Elizabeth J., with Cynthia L. Cooper, Who Said It Would Be Easy?: One Woman’s Life in the Political Arena. New York: Arcade, 1996.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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