Rhoda Karpatkin: She Led Consumer Reports Magazine For Decades

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Rhoda Karpatkin, Who Led Consumer Reports for Decades, Dies at 93”:

Rhoda Karpatkin, who pressed for painstaking product testing for safety and quality while promoting comparison shopping for value during more than four decades at Consumers Union as counsel, executive director and president, died at her home in Manhattan.

Ms. Karpatkin, a New York lawyer and civil rights advocate, had served for 16 years as the nonprofit organization’s counsel when she was selected in 1974 as executive director, the first woman to hold that position. Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, later changed its name to Consumer Reports.