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HERTZ, MARGUERITE ROSENBERG

HERTZ, MARGUERITE ROSENBERG

HERTZ, MARGUERITE ROSENBERG (31 Aug.1899-26 June 1992), psychologist for the BRUSH FOUNDATION (1933-37) and psychology professor at CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (1938--70), was one of only a handful of U.S. experts on the Rorschach ink blot method of psychological testing. The author of over 70 publications, she was the first woman to receive the Great Man Award from the Society for Personality Assessment (1970). Hertz was born in New York City, the daughter of Benjamin Rosenberg. She received an A.B. from Hunter College (1918) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Western Reserve University (WRU, 1932). Before coming to Cleveland, Hertz taught for 2 yrs in high schools in New York City. From 1930-32, she served as psychologist for CLEVELAND ASSOCIATED CHARITIES and as a fellow in psychology with the Brush Foundation. At WRU she served as assistant professor (1938-48), associate clinical professor (1948-57), clinical professor (1957-64), and professor (1964-70) until she retired. In 1940 she was selected to serve on an advisory committee which presented the viewpoint of WOMEN at the Democratic National Convention.

On 27 August 1922 Hertz married lawyer David Ralph Hertz, later a judge for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. They had two sons, Harlan Stone and Willard Joel. Hertz was a consultant for the Veterans Administration, the Cuyahoga Council for the Retarded Child, and the Ohio Welfare Department. She headed the Ohio branch and served as national president of the Rorschach Institute (1941). Hertz served as president of the Center Women's Club, the Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations and the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, CLEVELAND SECTION. Hertz is buried in the Mayfield Cemetery.


Marguerite Rosenberg Hertz Papers, CWRU Archives.