A Great Loss to Livingston

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A Great Loss to Livingston

Although the lady retired from Livingston politics nearly 40 years ago, her name is still known and fondly remembered throughout town: Doris L. Beck, our first female mayor. This week, we bid farewell to the former mayor and Township Councilwoman, who passed away on Sunday, July 12, at the age of 91. Her relocation to Florida in retirement represented a loss to Livingston then; her passing now marks an even greater loss – and the end of an era.

Long before she was elected to the Township Council for three terms, Mrs. Beck was a dedicated contributor to the community. She volunteered for school HSAs and local committees. She served in a variety of capacities for the Livingston League of Women Voters, including as president, and for the statewide organization, including tenures as board member and vice president. She was a director of Orange Savings Bank, a chairwoman of the State Library Council of New Jersey, an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange, and a chairwoman of the Out-Patient Service facility at Saint Barnabas.



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