Helen Pollard Zimmer


Corporate secretary (secretary/treasurer) of Fidelity Union Bank from 1964-1975, previously assistant secretary 1961-1964 and with Fidelity from 1956. First woman officer of the bank and first woman in Newark to be elected corporate secretary.

Lifelong Newark resident, daughter of Irish immigrants, attended East Side and Coleman Business College. Her family lived on East Kinney St. Previously worked for 21 years as legal secretary for Riker, Danzig, Scherer and Brown.

Member of the National Association Bank Women and the Soroptimist Club. Listed on the Who’s Who of American Women.


Cahill, Regina. “Women bank executive recalls trailblazing” Star Ledger Nov 26, 1972

“Helen Zimmer” Star Ledger May 1, 1980

Bankers Monthly 1961

“Fidelity Union Promotes 8” Star Ledger Dec 17, 1964

Census records