Sara Jane Ash


One of only two woman engineers at NJ Bell Telephone Company as of 1937. Started in 1902.

Born in Paterson and worked at Bell in Paterson and other places until 1929 when she was appointed Assistant Engineer of the Traffic Department at Newark Bell. According to her obit was an engineer for 47 years, but that likely covers her whole career at Bell.


Ash, Sara Jane, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library

“Miss Sara Ash, 87 Was Engineer” Montclair Times May 3, 1973