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Olzendam, Harriett Steele was born on August 5, 1914 in Dover, New Hampshire, United States. Daughter of Enoch Ned and Lena Marion (Steele) Olzendam.


Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1936. Master of Arts, Trinity College, 1942. Juris Doctor with distinction, University Connecticut, 1946.


With The Travelers Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1937—1979, chief contract underwriter, 1951—1961, assistant secretary, 1961—1969, secretary, 1969—1979. Member residence committee Young Women’s Christian Association, 1964—1979, director, 1971—1977, secretary, 1972—1974, vice president, 1974—1975, president, 1975—1977, member finance committee, 1975—1979, personnel committee, 1979—1982.


  • Bar: Connecticut 1946, Federal District bar 1948.


Member of American Bar Association, Hartford Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, Smithsonian Associates, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Hartford Architecture Conservancy, Connecticut History Society, Antiquarian and Landmarks Society Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum, Mark Twain Memorial, Trinity College alumni associations, University Connecticut School Law, Wellesley College Alumnae Association, Society Group Contract Analysts, Connecticut Health Reins. Association (chairman forms committee 1976-1978), Connecticut Insurance Association (group committee), Mental Health Association Connecticut (nominating committee 1976-1978, trustee 1979-1981), American Judicature Society, Hartford County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Town and County (governor 1978-1982, recording secretary 1979-1980, 1983-1985, personnel committee 1978-1982, chairman personnel committee 1980-1982, finance committee 1979-1982, since 1985, executive committee 1979-1984), Quota (correspondent secretary Hartford 1970-1978, 1st vice president 1978-1981, Second vice president 1981-1987), Wellesley (finance chairman 1975-1977, 1st vice president 1977-1979).


Enoch Ned Olzendam

Lena Marion (Steele) Olzendam