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Bess Casper Rich

Bess Casper Rich, American city official. Certified special education teacher. President NCJW, Mobile, 1982; president Helping Hands, Mobile, 1984; secretary Easter Seals, Mobile, 1986-1987; commissioner Planning Commission, Mobile, 1993-1997. Member Lions Club, Kiwanis.


  • Rich, Bess Casper was born on June 4, 1951 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Jay and Sonia Florence (Chernetz) Casper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1973.


    • Teacher Columbus (Ohio) Public School, 1973-1975, St. Marks School, Mobile, Alabama, 1988, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Preschool, Mobile, 1989-1992, Winackers School, Mobile, 1992-1993. Council representative District 6 City of Mobile. Tutor Montessori Special School, Cleveland, 1977-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Certified special education teacher.


    President NCJW, Mobile, 1982. President Helping Hands, Mobile, 1984. Secretary Easter Seals, Mobile, 1986-1987.

    Commissioner Planning Commission, Mobile, 1993-1997. Member Lions Club, Kiwanis.



    Reading, cooking, swimming, fishing.


    • Married Leonard Steven Rich, December 26, 1974. Children: Michael Andrew, Lauren Sue.
    • father: Jay Casper
    • mother: Sonia Florence (Chernetz) Casper
    • spouse: Leonard Steven Rich
    • children: Michael Andrew Rich
    • Lauren Sue Rich
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    Born June 4, 1951
    (age 66)