Hermine Dalkowitz Tobolowsky

Hermine Dalkowitz Tobolowsky, Texas Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee 1986

1986 Inductee
Legal
(1921-1995)

Hermine Tobolowsky, a Dallas attorney, lobbied and testified 25 years before legislative committees for equal rights for Texans, earning the nickname “Mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment.” She organized bus rides, rallies, fund-raising events, and meetings in addition to sacrificing her own money to get the amendment passed in Texas. She also lobbied for the homestead exemptions amendment and for the amendment or repeal of more than 30 other discriminatory laws.

In 1982, the Women’s Law Caucus of The University of Texas School of Law established the Hermine Tobolowsky Award in her honor. Her other awards included Top News Shapers in Dallas (1972, 1974, Dallas Times Herald), Texas Woman in History (1976, Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.), Women Helping Women Award (1979, Dallas Women’s Center), and Women Helping Women Award (Soroptimist International).

Ms. Tobolowsky graduated from The University of Texas School of Law and was the author of numerous legal articles.

Hermine Tobolowsky died on July 25, 1995.

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