Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967

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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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creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Papers, 1921-1967. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Papers, 1921-1967 1921-1929. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Papers, 1921-1967 1930-1939. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1929. 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
creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1955. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1960-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Institutional file, Exhibitions. Haiti in photographs by Albert Greenfield. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Fellowship Commission. Photographs, 1946-1985 (Inclusive Dates). Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Greenfield, Albert M., 1887-1967. Papers, 1921-1967 1940-1949. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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associatedWith Albert M. Greenfield & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Albert M. Greenfield Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith All Philadelphia Citizens' Committee for Political Conventions. corporateBody
associatedWith Almar Stores Company. corporateBody
associatedWith American Legion Convention. corporateBody
associatedWith Annenberg, Moses. person
associatedWith Baldwin Locomotive Works. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankers and Securities Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankers Securities Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankers Trust Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bellevue Stratford Hotel (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Benjamin Franklin Hotel. corporateBody
associatedWith Board of Directors of City Trusts (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Bonwit Teller & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. corporateBody
associatedWith Bureau for Colored Children. corporateBody
associatedWith Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Chapel of Four Chaplains. corporateBody
associatedWith City Contract Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith City Stores Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee for the Nation. corporateBody
associatedWith Commonwealth Casualty Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Community Chest of Philadelphia and Vicinity (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic National Convention (1948: Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic National Conventions, corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Development Fund for American Judaism. corporateBody
associatedWith Dougherty, Dennis, 1918-1951. person
associatedWith Federation of Jewish Charities. corporateBody
associatedWith Fellowship Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Fox Theatrical Enterprises. corporateBody
associatedWith Greenfield, Edna Kraus. person
associatedWith Greenfield, Elizabeth M. person
associatedWith Greenfield, Etelka Joseph, 1887-1949. person
associatedWith Hoving Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky Home Life Insurance Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lasalle College. corporateBody
associatedWith Lincoln University (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lit Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Loft Candy Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Mackey, Harry A., 1873-1938. person
associatedWith National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith National Farm School. corporateBody
associatedWith National Shrines Park Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith New York. Brooklyn and Manhattan Transit. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith O'Shea, John J. person
associatedWith Penn Fruit Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Committee for State Constitutional Revision. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Constitutional Commemoration Committee, 1938. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Business Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia (Pa.). City Planning Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Record (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Transportation Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Convention, 1928. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Convention (1948: Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Sesqui-centennial International Exposition (1926: Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Stern, J. David. person
associatedWith St. James Hotel. corporateBody
associatedWith Temple University. corporateBody
associatedWith Transit Investment Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Vare, William S., 1867-1934. person
associatedWith Veterans of Foreign Wars. corporateBody
associatedWith WFIL (Radio station: Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith World Affairs Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Young Men's Hebrew Association. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
Subject
Women in charitable work
Hotels, taverns, etc
Presidents--Election
Transportation
Railroad equipment industry
Candy industry
Republican Party
Banks and banking, American
Real Estate Business
Democratic Party
Stores, Retail
Motion picture theaters
Insurance companies
Savings and loan associations
College Trustees
Department stores
African Americans--Charities
Political conventions
Charities
Newspapers--Ownership
World War, 1939-1945
Banks and banking
Mortgage banks
Jews, American
Radio stations
Occupation
Capitalists and financiers--Jews
Philanthropists
Activity

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Birth 1887-08-04

Death 1967-01-05

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