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Dorothy Schiff

Dorothy Schiff, American publisher. Decorated Légion d'Honneur (France). Member Ellis Island Investigating Committee, 1934; board directors Henry St. Settlement, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1934-1938, Woman's Trade Union League of New York, 1939, New York City Board of Child Welfare, 1937-1939. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Washintgon Press Club.

Background

  • Schiff, Dorothy was born on March 11, 1903 in New York City. Daughter of Mortimer L. and Adele A. (Neustadt) Schiff.

  • Education

    • Student, Brearley School, New York City, 1920. Student, Bryn Mawr College, 1921.

    Career

    • Majority stockholder New York Post, 1939-1942, president, public, 1942, owner, public, 1943-1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Ellis Island Investigating Committee, 1934. Board directors Henry St. Settlement, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1934-1938, Woman's Trade Union League of New York, 1939, New York City Board of Child Welfare, 1937-1939. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Washintgon Press Club.

    Connections

    • Married Richard B. W. Hall, October 17, 1923. Children: Mortimer W., Adele T. Married George Backer, October 21, 1932.

      1 child, Sarah Ann; married Theodore Olin Thackrey, July 29, 1943. Married Rudolf Sonneborn, 1953.
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    Born March 11, 1903
    Died August 30, 1989
    (aged 86)
    • 1920
      Brearley School
    • 1921
      Bryn Mawr College
    • 1942
      Majority stockholder New York Post
    • 1943 - 1989
      Majority stockholder New York Post