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Kross, Anna M. (Anna Moscowitz), 1891-1979


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    • Kross, Anna M., 1891-
    • Moscowitz, Anna, 1891-1979
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18910717
    • Death Date

        19790827
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Tammany Hall
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1918
        • Affiliation End: 1923
        • Organization: (naf) New York (N.Y.). Law Department
    • Birth Place

        Neshves (Russia)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
    • Gender

        female
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    • Kross, Anna M., 1891-
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from American Jewish Archives for Her Papers, 1910-1974(Anna M. Kross; judge; of New York City; b. Anna Moscowitz)
    • found: LC man. auth. cd.(hdg.: Kross, Anna M., 1891- )
    • found: WW Am. Jewry, 1972(Kross, Anna M., US; jurist; public servant; b. Russia, 1891; d. Meyer and Esther (Drasin) Moscowitz; m. Isidor Kross, 1917; home: NYC)
    • found: Bio. and gen. master index, c1980(Kross, Anna Moscowitz, 1891-1979)
    • found: Jewish Women's Archive, via WWW, September 19, 2013(Anna Moscowitz Kross 1891-1979; lawyer, judge, public official and advocate for women and the poor; born in Neshves, Russia on July 17, 1891; she was brought to New York City at age two by her immigrant parents, Maier and Esther (Drazen) Moscowitz; received her LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) degree in 1910 from New York University's law school; in 1911 she received an LL. M., but could not take the bar examination until 1912, when she reached the age of twenty-one; she married Dr. Isidor Kross, a noted surgeon, on April 15, 1917; in 1918, after serving as head of the women's division of Tammany Hall's speakers' bureau, she won a political appointment as assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York; the first female to hold such a position, she served the city as a prosecutor until her resignation in 1923; she then developed a legal practice specializing in workers' compensation cases for building union members; appointed a judge in the city court on December 31, 1933, Kross was only the second woman to hold such a post in New York; in 1946, she initiated, and then presided over, the Home Term Court, a special court section that heard domestic cases, such as spousal battery, desertion, and children's issues; in 1954 Kross was appointed commissioner of corrections for New York City; she served with the corrections department until her retirement in 1966 at age seventy-five; she died on August 27, 1979, aged eighty-eight, at a hospital in the Bronx)
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    • 1995-04-25: new
    • 2013-09-25: revised
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