Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923

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Mayer Sulzberger was born in Heidelsheim, Baden, Germany on June 22, 1843. His family emigrated to the United States in 1849, and settled in Philadelphia. Sulzberger attended the Central High School of Philadelphia and Crittenden's.

College, and later apprenticed in the law office of Moses Aaron Dropsie, a prominent Philadelphia attorney. Sulzberger was a member of Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia's oldest and most prestigious Jewish congregation.

Sulzberger opened his own law office in 1876 and continued working as a lawyer until 1895 at which time he was elected to serve as presiding Judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas No. 2. In 1902, Sulzberger became President.

he held until his voluntary retirement in 1915.

In addition to his professional and public careers as lawyer and judge, Sulzberger was active in multiple civic, religious, and charitable organizations. Most notable among these were the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewi.

Society, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, the Jewish Publication Society, and the Young Men's Hebrew Association. Sulzberger was also an avid collector of rare Hebrew books, manuscripts, and artifacts.

Associates of Sulzberger's included other prominent Jewish leaders such as Isaac Leeser, Sabato Morais, Cyrus Adler, Louis Ginzberg, Alexander Marx, Solomon Solis-Cohen, and Israel Friedlaender. Sulzberger, who remained a bachelor,

From the description of Collection, 1857-1923, 1900-1923 (bulk)/ Arangement and description (finding aid) by Arthur Kiron. (University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies). WorldCat record id: 249069078

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creatorOf ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Caliph, ca. 600-661. 880-02 Nahj al-Balāghah., 1659. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923. Collection, 1857-1923, 1900-1923 (bulk)/ Arangement and description (finding aid) by Arthur Kiron. University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies
creatorOf Letters to Albert Rosenthal, 1885-1936 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Krauskopf, Joseph, 1858-1923. Joseph Krauskopf papers, 1885-1923. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Louis Lipsky papers, 1898-1976 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Papers, 1866-1942, 1907-1939 (bulk). University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies
creatorOf Rider, Sidney S. (Sidney Smith), 1833-1917. Papers, 1900-1912. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Max James Kohler Papers, 1765-1963 (bulk 1888-1935) American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Doran, Joseph Ingersoll, 1844-1919. Class notes of Henry Martyn Hoyt from John Innis Clark Hare's lectures, printed catalogs, examinations, moot courts, and addresses at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania, 1875-1884. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIh, 1892-1896 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Endowment Fund. Legal documents, 1901 ; 1902. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn Board of Delegates of American Israelites. Board of Delegates of American Israelites records, 1858-1923. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Mendes, H. Pereira (Henry Pereira), 1852-1937. Papers, 1877-1938. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1913. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1897. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923,. Āqāwīl al-āfrāh, 1915. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. person
associatedWith ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Caliph, ca. 600-661. person
associatedWith American Jewish Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American Jewish Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Board of Delegates of American Israelites. corporateBody
associatedWith Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. corporateBody
associatedWith Dropsie, Moses A. (Moses Aaron), 1821-1905. person
associatedWith Friedlaender, Israel, 1876-1920. person
associatedWith Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953. person
associatedWith Jewish Publication Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Endowment Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Kiron, Arthur. person
associatedWith Kohler, Max J. (Max James), 1871-1934 person
associatedWith Krauskopf, Joseph, 1858-1923. person
associatedWith Leeser, Isaac. person
associatedWith Lipsky, Louis, 1876-1963 person
associatedWith Marx, Alexander, 1878-1953. person
associatedWith Mendes, H. Pereira (Henry Pereira), 1852-1937. person
associatedWith Morais, Sabato, 1823-1897. person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Rider, Sidney S. (Sidney Smith), 1833-1917. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939. person
associatedWith Solis-Cohen, Solomon, 1857-1948. person
associatedWith Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
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Lawyers
Jews
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Birth 1843

Death 1923

Male

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