As a young woman, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir lived for a short time in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood. She worked as a temporary junior library assistant in the former Lawndale Branch Library.
Golda Meir was born in Kiev on May 3, 1898 as Golda Mabovitch. She moved from Kiev to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1906. Although she spent most of her youth in Milwaukee, she lived for a short time in Chicago. She moved to a kibbutz in British–mandate Palestine in 1921 and became the first female Prime Minister of Israel. She served from March 1969 to June 1974, holding office during the Yom Kippur War.