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date: 25 February 2020

Epstein, Charlottelocked

(15 September 1884–26 August 1938)
  • Linda J. Borish

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Epstein, Charlotte (15 September 1884–26 August 1938), promoter of U.S. women’s swimming, was born in New York City to Moritz H. Epstein, who had emigrated from Germany around 1863, and Sara Epstein. Charlotte and her brother were brought up in the Jewish faith of both their parents. Educated at the Ethical Culture School, she became a court stenographer, but she soon focused her career on her swimming interests. She never married....

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