Honor American Jew Who Founded Rome Institute
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Honor American Jew Who Founded Rome Institute

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A tablet was unveiled here today at the International Agricultural Institute in honor of its founder, David Lubin, an American Jew, who established the Institute in 1904, after having been received in audience by King Victor Emanuel.

The president of the Institute, Prince Spada Potenziani, former Governor of Rome, paid a tribute to the services rendered by Lubin to science and agriculture by the establishment of a first rank school such as the Institute.

Mr. Lubin, who was born in Poland in 1849, went to the United States in 1855. After a successful career in business, he became interested in Palestine and agriculture as a livelihood for Jews. In 1904, following a trip to Palestine, he came to Rome, was received by the king, and founded the International Agricultural Institute. He died in Rome in 1919.

Founding Funders

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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund