Einstein, Hannah Bachman (1862–1929)

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Einstein, Hannah Bachman (1862–1929)

American social welfare worker. Name variations: Hannah Bachman. Born Hannah Bachman, Jan 28, 1862, in New York, NY; died Nov 28, 1929 in New York, NY; dau. of Herman S. Bachman (importer and dry goods merchant) and Fanny Bachman (German immigrants); attended New York Chartier Institute and Columbia University; m. William Einstein (woolens manufacturer), 1881; children: William Louis Einstein and Marion Einstein.

Reformer who influenced social welfare policy throughout nation and anticipated federal social security system, began career with the charitable organization Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood; became trustee of United Hebrew Charities of New York, president of Sisterhood (1897) and then president of New York Federation of Sisterhoods (1899); appointed chair of relief committee on dependent children for United Hebrew Charities (1903); founded and became president of Widowed Mothers Fund Association (1909); joined forces with Sophie Irene Loeb to promote "mothers' pension" legislation; as chair of committee on investigation of State Commission on Relief for Widowed Mothers, helped to prepare report which paved way for 1915 Child Welfare Law; went on to chair families committee of New York City's child welfare board (1915–29). Was also founder of Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations.

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