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Marjorie Lightman, American historian. Fellow, Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Washington, 2006; Ford Foundation grantee, Institute Research History, 1979, 1982, National Endowment Humanities grantee, 1982, Rockefeller Foundation grantee, 1985, 2002, Senior fellow, Women's Research Education Institute, since 2002.


Lightman, Marjorie was born on August 6, 1940 in New York City. Daughter of Earl Rivkin and Ida Ola Friedman.


Bachelor, Hunter College, 1961. Master of Arts, Hunter College, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1980.


Executive director Institute Research in History, New York City, 1975—1988. Founding partner quod erat demonstrandum Associates, Teaneck, New Jersey, since 1988. Co-founder Women's Working Group International Human Rights, Washington, 1994—1995.

Leader delegate International League Human Rights, Vienna, 1994, Beijing, 1995, Geneva, 1996, 2002, representative to United Nations commission on the status of women New York City, 1995—1997. Treasurer National Council Research Women, New York City, 1983—1985. Commissioner National Commission Women Higher Education, New York City, 1983—1985.

Consultant Network East/West Women, 1992—1994. Organizer book exhibit United Nations Conference Nairobi, 1985. Senior research fellow Women's Research & Education Institute, since 2002.

Research fellow Society Psychological Study Society Issues, Washington, 2006.



Executive director Itnernat. League for Human Rights, New York, 1995—1998. Tester Fair Housing, Bergen County, 1967.

Co-founder Feminist Action Coalition of Teaneck, New Jersey, 1973—1976. Founding board advisors Lang College, New York City, 1984—1986. Chair panel scholars Sewall-Belmont House Museum, Washington, 2000—2002.

Board directors Women's Interart Center, New York City, 1985—1988, Center Ethics and Action, University New England, Maine, since 2001, Feminist Press, City University of New York, New York City, since 2003.


Married Benjamin Lightman, September 6, 1959. Children: Andrew, Timothy, Suzanne.

Earl Rivkin

Ida Ola Friedman

Benjamin Lightman

Andrew Lightman

Timothy Lightman

Suzanne Lightman