Luntz, Theodore M., 1926-

Birth 1926

Biographical notes:

Theodore M. Luntz was born on June 4, 1926 in Canton, Ohio, to Abe M. and Fanny Luntz, a prominent Jewish couple in the Canton community. He was one of five children. He attended University School and Yale University. He graduated from Yale in 1948. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He married Idarose Schock on August 23, 1953. They had four children, Wanda Jean, Pamela, Brian, and Jill. Luntz began his career at Copperweld Steel in Warren, Ohio. After one year he joined his family's business, the Luntz Corporation, one of the United States' premiere scrap and steel brokerage firms. He rose through different positions including treasurer, executive vice president, and eventually became president in 1984. He went on to become chief executive officer and chairman of Luntz Corporation. He also served as president, treasurer, and director of Marquette Steel Company (a division of Luntz) and as vice president of 62 Land Inc. Ted, like his father Abe, was very active in the community, serving on the boards of many of the same organizations as his father. Some of these organizations include the Schnurmann House, Cathedral Latin School, Hawken School, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Montefiore Home, Boy Scouts, The Temple, and the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel. He became a member of the board of trustees of Baldwin-Wallace College in 1979. He and his wife Idarose established both a scholarship fund and the Ted and Idarose Luntz Musical Theatre Fund, an endowment, for the benefit of Baldwin-Wallace students and the Musical Theatre Program. This continued the Luntz Family association with Baldwin Wallace started by Ted's father, Abe, who received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Baldwin-Wallace in 1974 of which the family is very proud.

From the description of Theodore M. Luntz papers, 1944-2010. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 746566138


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