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Marie Hilson Katzenbach

Born: Dec 8, 1882

Death: Feb 4, 1970

Nationality: United States

Marie Hilson Katzenbach

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1882
Date of Death : Feb 4, 1970

Marie Louise Hilson Katzenbach was an American educator who was the first female president of the New Jersey State Board of Education. Marie Louise Hilson was born in 1882 in Trenton, New Jersey to Cleaveland Hilson and Matilda Emily Hunt. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Nicholas de Belleville, a French physician who accompanied Kazimierz Pulaski to America and settled in Trenton in 1778, and Moore Furman, the first mayor of Trenton. She attended the Trenton Model School and at 18 went to work at an orphanage, the Union Industrial Home. She pushed for the children at the home to be educated in public schools, and when she joined the Board of Managers in 1913, she advocated for psychiatric treatment and special education. She also worked as a librarian at the Trenton Free Library for 10 years, serving as chief of the cataloguing department. In November 1911 she married Edward L. Katzenbach, who would go on to serve as Attorney General of New Jersey from 1924 to 1929. They had two sons: Edward Lawrence Katzenbach, Jr., who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Education and Manpower Resources under John F.

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