Honorable Elizabeth Holtzman


Elizabeth Holtzman, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, served in the House of Representatives from 1973-1981, representing New York's 16th Congressional District.  While in Congress, she served on the House Judiciary and Budget Committees and chaired the Immigration and Refugees Subcommittee.  She co-founded the Congressional Women's Caucus and was elected its first Democratic chair.  She subsequently was elected Brooklyn District Attorney (where she pioneered new strategies for the prosecution of rape cases) - the only woman ever elected to DA in New York City.  She was then elected New York City Comptroller, the only woman ever to hold that position.  Holtzman was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Interagency Working Group (on declassifying secret Nazi war crimes files), and by Secretary Hagel to the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel.  She has also been appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Committee.  Ms. Holtzman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard University's Radcliffe College, magna cum laude.  She practices law in New York City with the firm Herrick, Feinstein, LLP.

 

 

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