Moskowitz, Belle Lindner

Moskowitz, Belle Lindner (Israels)

(1877–1933) social worker, political adviser; born in Harlem, N.Y. After a year at Teachers College of Columbia University (1894–95), she held various posts in progressive urban reform organizations for the next twenty years. In 1918 she became an aide to Alfred E. Smith and served him as a close political adviser during his terms as governor of New York (1919–21, 1923–29) and his campaign as the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1928.
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