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Golden Anniversary Lecture: Abate v. Mundt

Ronnie Boesch
2015 Golden Anniversary Seal
 The Historical Society of Rockland
County Invites You to Join Us for

"One Person, One Vote: The Change in Rockland County's Government"

A Golden Anniversary Lecture and Panel Discussion Moderated by Veronica DeMeo Boesch

When: Thursday, June 25, 2015; 7:15 sharp
 HSRC, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Admission: $FREE (reservations required)

The U.S. Supreme Court case of Abate v. Mundt had to do with the reapportionment plan designed by the County Board of Supervisors to satisfy the concept of "one person, one vote." The plaintiffs in the case argued that the new plan created a less than acceptable deviation from true representation for each town.

The lecture will include a panel discussion by the very attorneys who argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Representing the League of Women Voters as plaintiffs was the local attorney Doris Ulman. Representing the plaintiffs Cornelius O'Sullivan and others was the local attorney Paul Rivet. And arguing for the position of the respondent Board of Supervisors was Martin Cornell. Doris Ulman and Paul Rivet will take part in the panel, and Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell will discuss her late husband's representation of the County. Learn about this famous case from the very attorneys who argued it.

Since retiring from teaching social studies at North Rockland High School, Ronnie Boesch has been an active member of the HSRC while serving as an elected trustee and, most recently, Mayor of the Village of Airmont. Since she rejoined the HSRC Board in 2014, Ronnie has chaired the Nominating Committee and Annual Dinner Committee and serves on the Personnel Committee. 

Please join us at the HSRC's History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY, for this special evening lecture. As a courtesy to the speaker, please arrive early to avoid interruptions. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:15. Latecomers with reservations may forfeit their seats. Walk-ins will be admitted only if space permits.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve your free tickets online, click on the Brown Paper Tickets logo: 

You can also reserve tickets by sending an email to or calling (845) 634-9629.


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