- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 30, 2004

Harriet Goldstein, 85, arts supporter

Harriet Weinberg Goldstein, a longtime D.C. resident, died Dec. 29 of heart failure at her Atlanta residence. She was 85.

Mrs. Goldstein attended the 10th Street School and graduated from E. Rivers School and North Fulton High School, where she was voted “wittiest” in her class. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University in Manhattan and graduated from Babson College in Boston and Webber College in Babson Park, Fla.

In 1942, she married Elliott Goldstein of Atlanta, who was in the military during World War II. She took up the career of an Army wife, traveling to posts in the United States and rooms near Army maneuvers.

When her husband went overseas, she joined other women in a Civil Defense Volunteer Corps, which monitored aircraft in the Atlanta area. After his discharge, she devoted her energy to his legal career and her role as a mother. Just as she traveled with her husband in the military, she traveled to national and international meetings of bar associations.

In 1978 when Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, the law firm of which her husband was then a partner, asked him to open an office in the District, the couple moved to the Washington area.

Mrs. Goldstein was a devoted supporter of many organizations and a major contributor to the High Museum and to the Atlanta History Center. She had a keen eye and made one of the initial donations toward the renovation of the Swan House.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Lily Friedlander of Atlanta and Ellen Goldstein of San Jose, Costa Rica; a sister, Sonia Schwartz; and a grandson.

The family requests that donations be sent to the Atlanta Historical Society or the High Museum of Art.

Services were scheduled for today in Atlanta.

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