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Sheila K. Sachs, pioneering Baltimore attorney and influential city school board member, dies

Sheila K. Sachs, pioneering Baltimore attorney and influential city school board member, dies

Sheila K. Sachs, an attorney who handled the divorces of prominent local figures and sat on the Baltimore City School Board, died of cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 78.

“Sheila was a trailblazer for the gender equality in the legal profession that we take for granted today,” said Del. Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., and raised in Rego Park in Queens, she was the daughter of Fay and Alexander Kleinman. She was a graduate of Forest Hills High School and attended Vassar College. After marrying Stephen H. Sachs, who later became U.S. attorney for Maryland as...

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