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date: 19 September 2020

Reyher, Rebecca Hourwichlocked

(21 January 1897–9 January 1987)
  • Melissa R. Klapper

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Reyher, Rebecca Hourwich (21 January 1897–9 January 1987), suffragist, pacifist, and author, was born Rebecca Hourwich in New York City. She was the daughter of Isaac Hourwich, a Russian attorney who immigrated to the United States during the early 1890s and became a prominent economist and presidential advisor, and Lisa Jaffe Hourwich, who came to the United States with her family from Ukraine at the age of twenty-six and attended law school but never practiced law, a frustration that Hourwich noted as a girl growing up in Washington, D.C. The family was Jewish, though they all identified as secular agnostics....

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