Caroline Klein Simon (1900-1993)
Caroline Klein Simon received her law degree from the New York University School of Law in 1925. She served as a commissioner on the New York State Workmen's Compensation Board and as Commissioner of the New York State Commission Against Discrimination and of the State Youth Commission before becoming Secretary of State of New York State in 1959. She was the second woman to hold the office, serving until August 22, 1963. From late August 1963 to 1971, she sat as a judge on the New York State Court of Claims. She was actively involved in many organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the National Council of Women of the United States, the United Nations, and Freedom House. She published articles on discrimination, prisoners' rights, jury service, youthful offenders, the problems of women in society, and other subjects, and also spoke frequently on these topics.