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Bella Abzug
Bella Savitsky Abzug.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Leonard Farbstein
Succeeded by Theodore Weiss
Constituency 19th district (1971–73)
20th district (1973–77)
Personal details
Born
Bella Savitsky

(1920-07-24)July 24, 1920
New York City, U.S.
Died March 31, 1998(1998-03-31) (aged 77)
New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Martin Abzug
(m. 1944; died 1986)
Children 2
Relatives Arlene Stringer-Cuevas, Scott Stringer (cousins)
Education City University of New York, Hunter (BA)
Columbia University (LLB)
Jewish Theological Seminary

Bella Savitzky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998), nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, activist and politician. She was known as a leader of the Women's Movement.

In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus.

In 1970, Abzug's first campaign slogan was, "This woman's place is in the House—the House of Representatives."

From 1971 to 1977, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Abzug died on March 31, 1998 in New York City from heart surgery-related problems, aged 77.


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