Coleman, Beatrice

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Coleman, Beatrice

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1916-1990

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Beatrice Coleman was born to Ida Cohen and William Rosenthal in 1916. Her parents founded Maidenform Inc. in 1922. Beatrice Coleman joined Maidenform Inc., in 1938 after graduating from Barnard. She became the president of Maidenform Inc. in 1968, succeeding her husband, Dr. Joseph A. Colman, after he passed away. In the 1970s, President Jimmy Carter appointed Coleman to the National Commission for Unemployment Compensation. Coleman also acted as a trustee and board member for multiple institutions. Coleman passed away in June, 1990.

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US.20200924.010

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