Photograph of Ann Randall seated outdoors, three-quarter view

Born in Hartford on July 19, 1908, she was a graduate of the Connecticut College of Creative Arts. Known as an actress, director, producer, and teacher, she established the Randall School of Creative Arts in 1945 by bringing together talented theater people in her studio. She was appointed head ofRead More →

Family portrait showing Max Radom, Fanny Radom (standing) and their three children

Born December 28, 1876 in Ukraine, she graduated from the University of Kharkov before coming to the U.S. in 1893, where she studied at the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy and the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was one of the first women to be licensed as a pharmacist inRead More →

Image of Auerbach sitting at her office desk

Born in Hartford on July 7, 1887, Beatrice Fox Auerbach is known for her leadership of the G. Fox and Co. department store. She and her husband George Auerbach returned to Hartford to help manage the store after a devastating fire destroyed the building in 1917. When George passed awayRead More →

Hans Bodenheimer was born in Bad Nauheim, Germany on January 3, 1913. His father died in World War I, so he was raised by his mother and grandparents. His grandfather, an observant Jew, took him to synagogue often and inspired Hans to his eventual calling as a Rabbi. After graduatingRead More →

Judge Abraham Bordon was born in Russia (now Piater, Ukraine) on October 7, 1891. His family emigrated to the United States in 1898 and settled in Hartford. He graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1910 and entered a four-year law program at Cornell University. Bordon was elected¬†to the HartfordRead More →

David Theodore Chase was born in Kielce, Poland in 1929 to an architect father and mother who worked in a bank. In 1943, he, his parents and younger sister were sent to Auschwitz, where his mother and sister were killed almost immediately. His older sister was adopted by a non-JewishRead More →