Clara Zahn


Born in Newark, attended Newark Public Schools and Newark Normal School. First woman principal of a grammar school. Appointed as Principal of Ridge Street School in 1911. Urquhart wrote, “She is the sympathizing friend of every pupil large and small and under her leadership the school has gained much in prestige”.

In 1909, she was listed by the Newark Star as principal of Summer Place School. In 1927, she’s still listed as Principal of Ridge Street . By 1932 she is not listed in the Newark City Directory.

Newark News, Jan 10, 1953


History of the City of Newark, NJ


Cummings, Charles F. “Accomplished Women Fill Ranks of Pioneers” Star Ledger April 14, 2005

Even Principals Feel the Call of the WildNewark Star Jun 19, 1909

Z-01 Zahn, Clara, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library, 1953 (Obit only)

City Directories