Deborah Ann Coleman
Deborah Ann Coleman was born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, to Louis J. and Gloria (Bryskier) Coleman. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Radcliffe College (B.A., 1973) and Harvard Law School (J.D, 1976). Coleman was the first female partner at the business law firm Hahn Loeser & Parks, where she worked from 1976-2013. In 2013, she established her own firm, Coleman Law, in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Coleman is married to Dan A. Polster, a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; they have three children. Coleman's father, Louis J. Coleman, attended high school in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He served with the United Sates Army Air Corps during World War II, and was stationed at several Army Air Corps bases around the United States. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1949. The collection of Deborah Ann Coleman contains menus from the Passavant Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where her mother Gloria was a patient following her birth. There are menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinners; one menu for dinner features choices such as sauteed pork chop with applesauce, roast prime ribs of beef, buttered potato, and cherry tapioca pudding. The menus include notes and her mother's selections. The collection also contains forms from the hospital and Coleman's pediatrician, Sidney E. Epstein, providing instructions for her care and feeding, including amounts of formula and notes on breast feeding; necessary baby supplies like clothing and medicines; and checkup schedules. Several forms include notes by Coleman's mother or the pediatrician. In addition, the collection contains a blank "Safety First Guarantee Certificate" which probably belonged to Louis Coleman. The form is for females to sign prior to consenting to sex: "This is to certify that I, the undersigned female, about to enjoy sexual intercourse with...I am of legal age of consent, and am in my right mind, and not under the influence of any drugs or narcotics. I am in no fear of him whatsoever, neither does he have to use force, threats, or promises to influence me. I do not expect to marry him, do not know whether or not he is married, nor do I care. I am not asleep or drunk, and am entering into this relation for the satisfaction which I expect. I am very willing to play a return engagement soon, and agree never to appear as a witness against him or to prosecute him under the MANN WHITE SLAVE ACT. Signed before jumping into bed this...."