Bachelor, Radcliffe College, 1962. Master of Social Work, University Oklahoma, 1964.
School administrator, Children's Cmty. Workshop School, New York City, 1968-1974; college administrator, College for Human Superior vena cava syndrome, New York City, 1974-1978; member county, New York City Council, 1978-1990; borough president, New York City Government, since 1990.
Board of directors Women in Municipal Government, Washington, since 1981, past president. Past member, board directors National League of Cities, Washington, member of advisory county, since 1979. Member of advisory board Jewish Fund for Justice, since 1988.
Board directors Jewish Foundation for Education of Women.
Married Eli C. Messinger, June 13, 1961 (divorced). Children: Daniel Solomon, Miriam Sara, Adam Carp. Married Andrew J. Lachman, December 31, 1989.