Florence Perlow Shientag

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SHIENTAG--Florence Perlow. The New York Women's Bar Association mourns the passing of Hon. Florence Perlow Shientag, a founder (1934), Past President (1941-42) and mentor. Judge Shientag became the first female Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of NY. She was Law Aide to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Law Secretary to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and Justice of the Domestic Relations Court. Thereafter Judge Shientag maintained a private law practice. We honor the life and legacy of this beloved pioneer. Donna M. Praiss, President, NYWBA

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 9, 2009