Jeannette H. Harris


Jeannette H. Harris served for 10 years on the staff of the New York Attorney General’s Office, Labor Bureau, before she went into private practice in 1944. She held several positions in the NYWBA before becoming President, and she spoke out publicly on the importance of ensuring that women were able to continue to retain employment after the end of World War II. After the war and through the 1950’s and 1960’s, she testified numerous times before the U.S Congress, New York State Legislature, before bar associations, and in other forums on child labor laws and in favor of equal rights for women in employment. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, she was an officer of the Women’s Trade Union League. During the mid- to late-1950’s she was President of the New York Workmen’s Compensation Bar Association.