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Anna Weiner Hochfelder

Anna Weiner Hochfelder used her legal expertise to help women’s groups serve their members more effectively. Hochfelder earned a BA from Hunter in 1903 before going on to earn an LLB in 1908 and a JD in 1915 from NYU. From 1903–1914 she taught both public and Hebrew school, then worked as a probation officer in the New York City Children’s Court from 1914–1919. Once admitted to the bar, she practiced with her husband Julius, whom she had married in 1906, until she was appointed assistant corporation council for the city in 1923. After ten years, she left to become executive secretary of the New York United Parents Association from 1933–1935. Hochfelder served as founding president of the American Alliance of Civil Service Women from 1912–1938 and legal advisor to the New York Federation of Women’s Clubs from 1922–1938. In 1940, upon moving to California, Hochfelder continued her career in law while her husband raised their children. From 1946–1953 she served as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles, then went into private practice with her son Julian until his death in 1966, two years before her own.

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Date of Birth
May 1, 1883
Place of Birth
Date of Death
November 16, 1968

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