Thomas S. Eisenstadt

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Thomas S. Eisenstadt
Sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by John W. Sears
Succeeded by Dennis J. Kearney
Personal details
Born (1936-05-21) May 21, 1936 (age 81)
Boston, Massachusetts

Thomas Stephen Eisenstadt (born May 21, 1936) was sheriff of Suffolk County, Massachusetts from 1969 to 1977,[1] during which time he was the captioned plaintiff in Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972), a landmark United State Supreme Court decision on contraception.[2]

Elected to the Boston School Committee in 1965, Eisenstadt was strong supporter of desegregation efforts.


  1. ^ "History of Sheriffs". Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Sheriff's Department. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]

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