Lillian Rock

Lillian Rock fought for the advancement of women both as a lawyer and as the founder of the League for a Woman President and Vice President. Rock earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1923 and was admitted to the bar in 1925. She was the senior partner in a law firm she ran with her brother Nathaniel, handling thousands of cases in her eleven years of practice. She founded the League for a Woman President and Vice President in 1935 and began proposing and backing noted women judges and civil servants for election to higher office. Rock wrote on women’s equality for a number of popular magazines and in 1939 she toured Latin American countries to research the status of women abroad. She served as vice president of the National Association of Women Lawyers and legal advisor for the Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund for University Women, which supported women’s projects in developing countries. She was also an organizer for the Bronx division of the American Jewish Congress and offered her legal expertise to both Jewish organizations and women’s rights organizations. Beyond her passion for advocacy, she was also a collector of artwork and rare books.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Lillian Rock." (Viewed on August 26, 2019) <https://jwa.org/people/rock-lillian>.

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