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Mandel, Martha P., 1926-2007



Martha P. Mandel, née Pink, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1926. She attended Chicago public schools and studied at Northwestern University, earning a degree in Political Science in 1946. She also briefly attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mandel returned to Northwestern University School of Law for graduate school where she earned her J.D. in 1958.

In 1958, Mandel was admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois and from 1958 to 1969, operated a private practice. During private practice, Mandel spent brief periods of time as a special counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union (1959-1960) and special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States (1967-1969). In 1969, Mandel returned to Northwestern University, specializing in university legal counsel.

Over her long career at Northwestern, Mandel became the Associate General Counsel of Northwestern University, and also served as Assistant Secretary on the Northwestern University Board of Trustees. Outside of Northwestern University, Mandel's professional activities included participating in the World Peace Through Law Conferences in 1966 and 1976, and as a participant in the Stanley Foundation Strategy for Peace Conference in 1974. Mandel was a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and the American Society of Hospital Attorneys.

Mandel had two children, one daughter born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and one son born in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as three grandsons, all born in Chicago. Mandel resided in Chicago until her death in 2007 at the age of 81.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Associate General Counsel, Martha P. Mandel

Identifier: 53/9
Abstract The Records of the Associate General Counsel consists of fifty-five boxes relating to Martha P. Mandel's time at Northwestern University--first as Assistant General Counsel, and then as Associate General Counsel. The first twenty-four boxes are correspondence files, contianing Mandel's communications with faculty, law firms, and other universities concerning her work. The rest of the collection consists of subject files. Examples of folder topics are: Civil Rights, Patents, and Real...
Dates: 1969-1993; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2009