- (1885-1950)American Zionist leader. He was born in Dorpat, Estonia, and was taken to the US in 1893. During World War I he was a member of a federal commission charged with fixing the price of bread. In 1937 he became city magistrate of New York. He was a founder and executive committee member of the Jewish Welfare Board, a founder of the Joint Distribution Committee, and an executive committee member of the Council for German Jewry. He also served as president of the Zionist Organization of America.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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