1976 – White Plains, New York
Doris L. Sassower was a Florence Allen Scholar at New York University Law School. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1955, she maintained her own law firm with offices in New York City and Westchester and has specialized in the fields of family law and human rights. From 1956 to 1957, she was Law Assistant to the late Chief Justice Arthur T. Vanderbilt of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In 1968 she became the youngest woman elected to the presidency of the New York Women’s Bar Association. During her term of office she was chosen Outstanding Young Woman of America from the State of New York in a competition judged by a group comprised of the national presidents of major women’s organizations. Since then, she has received numerous honors and distinctions, including the Distinguished Alumna Award from Brooklyn College in 1973, the presidency of Phi Beta Kappa Alumnae in 1971 and nominations as a candidate to the New York Court of Appeals in 1972. She was the first woman ever invited to address the National Conference of Bar Presidents, in 1969 and again in 1976. She often appears in the media and has been on national television and radio as an authority in her field. Currently she is involved in a national campaign for judicial reform. She holds active membership in over twenty professional and honorary organizations and is listed in Who’s Who in America, World’s Who’s Who of Women and the Dictionary of International Biography. Ms. Sassower has three daughters.