This day in Jewish history / A Jewish, female political adviser dies
Belle Lindner Israels Moskowitz leveraged her social work career to become a political adviser to New York governor and presidential hopeful Alfred E. Smith.
On January 2, 1933, political adviser Belle Lindner Israels Moskowitz, who served as advisor to U.S. presidential candidate Al Smith, died. In a front-page obituary in The New York Times, that paper noted that in her role as a Democratic Party strategist, Moskowitz had “wielded more political power than any other woman in the United States.”
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