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Ruth Smith Baker-Battist

Ruth Smith Baker-Battist, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1965. Member of American Bar Association, Harvard Law School Association District of Columbia (secretary 1963-1965), Women's Bar Association District of Columbia, Bar Association District of Columbia, Federal Communications Commission Bar Association, National Women's Democratic.

Background

  • Baker-Battist, Ruth Smith was born on November 28, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Clara (Loitman) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student, Cornell University, 1951—1954. Bachelor, Boston University, 1955. Postgraduate, Harvard Law School, 1956.

      Juris Doctor, Georgetown Law School, 1964.

    Career

    • Financial analyst Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1960—1965. Private practice law, 1965—1971. Senior attorney Federal Communications Commission, 1971—1973, assistant managing counsel, 1973—1976.

      Attorney Cohn & Marks, Washington, 1976—1980. Assistant general counsel MCI Communications, 1980—1986. Sole practice, 1987

      Chairman Business & Professional Women's Division, UJAF, since 1983, with campaign cabinet, since 1983, trustee, 1974—1976.

      Delegate Convention Union American Hebrew Congregations, 1979—1983. Committee member Board Jewish Education Greater Washington, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1965.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Harvard Law School Association District of Columbia (secretary 1963-1965), Women's Bar Association District of Columbia, Bar Association District of Columbia, Federal Communications Commission Bar Association, National Women's Democratic.

    Connections

    • Married Eugene R. Baker, June 13, 1954 (divorced 1968). Children: Sarah, Elizabeth. Married Lewis Battist Baker-Battist, May 20, 1973.
    • father: Joseph Smith
    • mother: Clara (Loitman) Smith
    • spouses: Eugene R. Baker
    • Lewis Battist Baker-Battist
    • children: Sarah Baker-Battist
    • Elizabeth Baker-Battist
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    Born November 28, 1933
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