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HOLTZMAN, Elizabeth, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 11,
1941; graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1958; B.A.,
Radcliffe College, 1962; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1965; admitted to the New
York bar in 1966 and commenced practice in New York City; Democratic State
committeewoman and district leader 1970-1972; assistant to Mayor John V.
Lindsay, 1969-1970; founder, Brooklyn Womens Political Caucus; delegate to
Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third
and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1981); was
not a candidate for reelection in 1980 but was an unsuccessful candidate for
election to the United States Senate; faculty, New York University Law School
and Graduate School of Public Administration, 1981-1982; district attorney,
Kings County, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1982-1989; New York City comptroller, 1990-1993;
unsuccessful candidate in 1992 for nomination to the United States Senate;
resumed the practice of law; is a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y.
BibliographyHoltzman, Elizabeth J., with Cynthia L. Cooper,
Who Said It Would Be Easy?: One Womans Life in the Political Arena.
New York: Arcade, 1996.