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First Woman Member of the NYSE Dies at 80

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NEW YORK (AP) The first woman to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, Muriel “Mickie” Siebert has died at age 80.

Siebert died Saturday of complications from cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her death was confirmed by Jane Macon, a director of Siebert Financial and a partner at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.

Siebert, 80, founder and president of the brokerage firm that bears her name, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc., became the first woman member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1967. She also was the first woman superintendent of banking for the state of New York from 1977 to 1982.

Her company went public in 1996 as Siebert Financial Corp.

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