Rudolph Seiden was born on August 13, 1900 in Langenwang (Styria), Austria. He studied law at the University of Vienna for two years and graduated from the Technische Hochschule (Institute of Technology) in Vienna. In 1924 he married Juliette Niswizski and they had two sons. He was a chemist and a Zionist activist and was employed at the Neue Freie Presse from 1928 until 1931. Rudolf Seiden immigrated to the United States in 1935 and become a U.S. citizen in 1941. Rudolph Seiden was a freeance writer and a correspondent for leading American and European chemical journals. Since 1938 he was the Vice President for Production and Research at the Haver-Lockhart Laboratories in Kansas City (Missouri) and the director of Coru King Co., a subsidiary of Cutter Laboratories. Rudolph Seiden was a member of the American Chemical Society and other chemical institutes. Furthermore Rudolph Seiden was a Zionist activist and a member of the Blau-Weiss Oberführung in Austria as well as a contributor to Jewish papers, such as the Morgenzeitung, Die Stimme, Die Jüdische Rundschau and Palästina . Rudolph Seiden died on June 12, 1965 in Kansas City.
From the guide to the Rudolph Seiden Collection, 1840-1939, bulk 1916-1939, (Leo Baeck Institute)