Golda Meir | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Golda Meir

Golda Meir | Wisconsin Historical Society

At Golda Meir Library on UW-Milwaukee campus, Milwaukee County

The UWM Library is named for Golda Meir. Born Goldie Mabowehz in the Ukraine, she migrated to Milwaukee in 1906, was educated at Fourth Street School and North Division High School and in present Mitchell Hall of Milwaukee Normal School (1916-17). She and husband Morris Meyerson settled in Palestine in 1921. There she helped found the Israel Labor Party, held high political and governmen­tal posts, and eventually became prime minister (1969-74).

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[Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]