Elmer Schlesinger, Attornery, Dies Suddenly

Elmer Schlesinger, well-known New York attorney and former general counsel of the United States Shipping Board, died suddenly here after a round of golf. Mr. Schlesinger was the guest of C. Oliver Iselin of New York. The body was removed from the clubhouse, where he died, to the residence of Col. R. R. McCormick, publisher of the “Chicago Tribune,” and will be taken by special train to Washington or Chicago.

Mrs. Schlesinger, who was in Washington, left immediately for here.

Mr. Schlesinger was the son of Leopold Schlesinger of Chicago, a partner in Schlesinger & Mayer, department store. From 1911 to 1921 he was a member of the firm of Mayer, Meyer, Austrian and Platt, attorneys. In June 1921 he became general counsel for the United States Shipping Board and vice-president of the Emergency Fleet Corporation. The following year he came to New York, becoming a member of the firm of Stanchfield and Levy. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the “Chicago Tribune,” the “Daily News,” the “Liberty Magazine,” the Fifth Avenue Coach Company and other companies.

His first wife was Halle Schaffner, daughter of Joseph Schaffner of Hart. Schaffner & Marx. They were divorced in 1922 and in 1925 he married Countess Gizycka, formerly Eleanor Patterson of Chicago, a granddaughter of Joseph Medill.

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