Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967

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Birth 1887-08-04
Death 1967-01-05

Biographical notes:

Albert M. Greenfield was a real estate broker, banker, and philanthropist of Philadelphia. He had many business interests among which were: Albert M. Greenfield & Co. (real estate), Bankers Securities Corporation, City Stores Co. (a chain of department stores), Bankers Bond & Mortgage Co., the Philadelphia Transportation Co., and its predecessor, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company.

Politically, Greenfield provided financial and other support to candidates for public office, including William S. Vare of Philadelphia, Republaican candidate for the U. S. Senate, 1926, and Lyndon B. Johnson, Democratic candidate for the presidency, 1960 and 1964; he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1928; a delegate-at-large to the Democratic National Conventions, 1948-1964; and a presidential elector, 1960-1964.

The large array of organizations in which Greenfield held prominent positions includes: Sesqui-centennial Exposition of 1926; the Pennsylvania Constitutional Commemoration Commission, 1938; Pennsylvania Commission of Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence; World Affairs Council; Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Pennsylvania Water Resources Committee, 1951; Philadelphia National Shrines Park Commission, 1946-1956; and Fairmount Park Commission.

He contributed to many institutions and organizations, including cultural and educational institutions such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lasalle College, and Lincoln University. In addition he founded the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, a philanthropic institution created during his later years.

Greenfield also supported a variety of Jewish institutions and organizations such as the Federation of Jewish Charities, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Development Fund for American Judaism, the American Jewish Tercentenary, 1954-1955, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

From the description of Papers, 1921-1967. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122364982


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