April 25, 2023

Legacy Lecture – The Untold Story of Anna Rosenberg

A full recording of last week’s Legacy Lecture by author Chris Gorham is now available. We apologize to all who attempted to watch the livestream. The technical issues we ran into are being resolved and will not impact our next Legacy Lecture on June 8.

Born to Jewish immigrant parents in 1901, Anna Rosenberg held several powerful positions in New York politics in the 1920s and ’30s, acted as Franklin Roosevelt’s special envoy to Europe during World War II, influenced the development of the G .I. Bill of Rights and the Manhattan Project. In 1950, George C. Marshall nominated Rosenberg to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense, the highest position ever held by a woman in the U.S. Department of Defense at the time. Despite her numerous accomplishments, few people know the full story of Anna Rosenberg or her impact on American history.