Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923Variant names
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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