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Newspaper Article About Justine Wise Polier

This newspaper article explains how Justine Wise Polier (Tulin) almost lost her position. When General Johnson, New York's "economic czar," announced that "welfare people" were "loafers" who belonged in jail, Polier denounced him. LaGuardia threatened that he would not renew her appointment. Polier refused to recant, and eventually the mayor relented, swearing her in as a permanent judge.
Institution: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Newspaper Article About Justine Wise Polier." (Viewed on June 4, 2020) <>.


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