The headline in Newsday read: “Judge’s decision reversed; she’s a Cooperperson at last.”

The date was Dec. 15, 1977. The story was about a woman formerly known as Ellen Cooperman, who is featured in this week’s Executive Suite column.

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For more about her legal battle to change her name, see this News12 series about women pioneers. Click on the fourth video (‘LI women’s name change makes history’) here.