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educator , Nurse , civic leader

Rita Simon Gordon, American civic leader, former nurse, educator. Named Woman of the Year, Business and Professional Woman's Club, 1975; Frederick's Outstanding Woman, International Woman's Year, 1975.


Gordon, Rita Simon was born on February 1, 1929 in Frederick, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Jacob and Anna (Stein) Simon.


Registered Nurse, Frederick Memorial Hospital, 1949.


Registered Nurse, maryland surgical staff nurse Prince Georges General Hospital, 1949-1950. Pediatric staff nurse (part time) Frederick Memorial Hospital, 1950-1954. Surgical office nurse, 1960-1962.

Nurse blood progressive American Red Cross, 1954-1983.



Member Frederick County Board Education, 1975-1985, president, 1979-1980, 83-84. Member executive committee Maryland Association Board Education, Annapolis, 1978-1985, president, 1983-1984. Trustee Jewish Museum of Maryland 1998—2004.

Board associates Hood College, Frederick 1985-1994. Member Maryland Task Force on Educational Funding, Annapolis, 1983-1984, Maryland Values Education Committee, Annapolis, 1979-1983, Federal Relations Network, National School Board Association, 1978-1982. Board directors Community Commons, Frederick, 1983-1985.

Area field representative American Field Service, Frederick, 1970-1975. Associate member advisory committee Vocational Technology Education, publicity committee 1973 Snow Ball, Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Past board directors, vice president Beth Sholom Sisterhood.

President Beth Sholom Congregation, 1988-1990. Past board directors National Council Jewish Women, Frederick. Volunteer aide frederick Waverly Elementary School.

Officer, chairman fund raising North Market St. School. Active Girl Scouts United States of America. Past president, vice president Frederick Improvement Foundation, editor: Town Crier.

Trustee Community Foundation, Frederick County, 1991-1995. Member Frederick Section National Council Jewish Women (president 1986-1988), Chamber of Commerce (Planned Growth-2000 committee), Maryland History Society, International Graphoanalysis Society, Maryland Jewish History Society, Frederick County History Society Clubs: Rotary Inner Wheel (Frederick, Maryland).


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Married Paul Perry Gordon, July 2, 1948. Children: Stuart Yael, Hugh Ellis, Myla.

Jacob Simon

Anna (Stein) Simon

Paul Perry Gordon

Stuart Yael Gordon

Hugh Ellis Gordon

Myla Gordon