Norma Z. Paige


Norma Z. Paige received her A.B. and J.D. degrees from NYU and was admitted to the bars of the New York State and the United States Supreme Court.  She and her husband Samuel Paige wed in 1945, and they founded the Paige & Paige law firm in 1946; she continued her private practice until 2000. In 1959, she and her brother founded Astronautics Corporation of America, which designs and manufactures sophisticated avionics and navigation equipment. She held many offices in that company over the years, including Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, and after her retirement, she remained Chairman Emeritus. From 1988 to 2001, she also served Kearfott Corporation as Executive Vice President and a member of its Board of Directors. In addition to her service on our  Board and as President, Ms. Paige contributed mightily to NYWBA’s history, providing precious photos and archival materials documenting our story. She was also a mentor to many NYWBA Presidents. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of NYU Law School, she endowed NYU’s Norma Z. Paige Professorship of Law, and she received several awards from NYU Law School. She received numerous other awards, including the Jabotinsky Award, presented by Menachem Begin, former Prime Minister of Israel . Ms. Paige passed away in 2017, and husband of 60 years passed away in 2015. Their two daughters and sons-in-law, all of whom are all attorneys.