Hartford, Connecticut , United States
|| March 28, 1948
|Last Modifed||Karma Policeman|
Sep 02, 2008 09:28am
Czech - Jewish -
|Info||born Hadassah Freilich in the refugee camp of Prague, Czechoslovakia in Mar. 28, 1948) is the wife of Senator Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT). |
She is the daughter of Rabbi Samuel Freilich, a Holocaust survivor from Munkacs (or Mukachevo), Czechoslovakia, who died 1993, and Ella Wieder Freilich, also a Holocaust survivor who died on August 6, 2004
She obtained a BA in Government and Dramatics from Boston University in 1970, and an MA in International Relations from Northeastern University in 1971. She has worked as a Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers (1971-72), as Director of Policy, Planning, and Communications at Pfizer (1982-85), and as a Senior Program Officer at the National Research Council (1990-93).
Hadassah has also worked for the lobbying company, APCO Associates, that had many pharmaceutical and healthcare corporations among its clients, as well as for major drug companies such as Pfizer. In March 2005, Hadassah was hired by Hill & Knowlton as "senior counselor" in the firm's "health care and pharmaceuticals practice." Hadassah's close relationship with pharmaceutical and healthcare corporations while her husband introduced legislation benefiting these exact companies has raised questions about improprieties and conflict of interest.
With her first husband, Rabbi Gordon Tucker, she has a son, Ethan, and with Senator Lieberman she has a daughter, Hana.
Hadassah Lieberman has also served as Chairman of the Ambassador's Ball for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and as Honorary Board Member for Society for Women's Health Research.
She co-wrote the book "An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign" with Senator Lieberman.
Since 2000, some part of Hadassah Lieberman's family history has been disputed.