Mary Mochary is a philanthropist.
Mary Mochary graduated from Wellesley College in 1963 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1967.
Daughter of the late Alexander Kasser, an international philanthropist and humanitarian
From 1971 to 1984, she practiced law in Montclair, New Jersey, in the firm of Mochary and Mochary, which later became affiliated with the New York firm of Lane and Mittendorf. During this period, she was an active volunteer as president of the New Jersey Wellesley Club, on the board of the Whole Theater Company and Educational Foundation of the Archdiocese of Newark.
Ms. Mochary entered local politics in 1980 when she was elected mayor of Montclair. In 1984, she won the Republican primary in New Jersey and ran against incumbent Bill Bradley for the United States Senate. After losing her bid for the U.S. Senate, Ms. Mochary was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be Deputy Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. She remained at the State Department during the Bush administration as a foreign policy expert. In 1993, Ms. Mochary returned to private life and now lives on a farm in Virginia.