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Hold Rosenthal Services Today; Lawyer Was 68

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Funeral services for Moritz Rosenthal, famous as a lawyer who defended the Standard Oil Company in 1907, when it was fined $29,000,000 by Federal Judge Landis, and other large interests in their battle against Theodore Roosevelt’s “trust busting,” will be held at three o’clock this afternoon from his home, 927 Fifth evenue. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise will officiate. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Rosenthal died suddenly of heart disease Monday night in his home. He was sixty-eight years old.


Born at Dixon, Ill., in May, 1966, the son of Sampson and Mina Cahn Rosenthal, he began his career before the bar in Chicago in 1890, subsequent to his graduation from the University of Michigan.

Three years later Mr. Rosenthal was appointed Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County and in 1894 he took office as Assistant United States Attorney for Northern Illinois, an office he held until 1897. He then became a member of the firm of Moses, Rosenthal and Kennedy of Chicago, remaining with it for three years, during which he won the Standard Oil case, one of the most memorable legal fights of the century.


Mr. Rosenthal also represented the Armours, Swifts, Morrises and Cudahys in the celebrated “immunity bath” case. In 1910 he was admitted to the investment brokerage firm of Ladenburg, Thalmann and Company here and at his death was senior partner.

He had been chairman of the board of the Duquesne Light Company and a director of the American Gear and Manufacturing Company; Hart, Schaffner and Marx; Hupp Motor Company; Pittsburgh Motor Coach; Pittsburgh Railways Company; Burns Brothers, Broadway Exchange Company, Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway Company and other corporations.

Among his clubs were the Harmonie, University of Michigan and Midday. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Paul M. and John S. Rosenthal, and a daughter, Mrs. Jane R. Heimerdinger.

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