Kaufman, Moses, 1843-1924.

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Businessman, Rabbi, historian.

Moses Kaufman was a native of Bavaria who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio before coming to Lexington, Ky. in 1869. He founded the Kaufman Clothing Company and at various times served as Lexington city councilman, postmaster, city treasurer, city auditor and trustee of the Julius Marks Sanitorium. He was once a candidate for mayor and represented Lexington in the General Assembly in 1896. In addition, he was instrumental in the establishment of the city's water works. Kaufman was known as a philanthropist and Hebrew scholar.

From the description of Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 15334920

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creatorOf Jones, Cyrus Parker, b. 1843?. Lexington Public Library scrapbook collection, 1806-1958. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
creatorOf Kaufman, Moses, 1843-1924. Moses Kaufman papers, 1873-1924. University of Kentucky Libraries
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associatedWith Beckham, J. C. W. (John Cripps Wickliffe), 1869-1940. person
associatedWith Camden, Johnson, 1865-1942. person
associatedWith Cantrill, James Campbell, 1870-1923. person
associatedWith Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944. person
associatedWith Collins, May. person
associatedWith Gutman, Helen R. person
associatedWith James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918. person
associatedWith Kerr, Charles, 1863-1950. person
associatedWith Lexington Hydraulic and Manufacturing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Noe, Cotton, 1864-1953. person
associatedWith United States Postal Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1944. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lexington (Ky.)
Kentucky--Blue Grass Region
Postal service--History--19th century
Municipal government
Postal service
Jewish historians


Birth 1843

Death 1924

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