NEW YORK (Aug. 18)
Amer can Jewry mourned today the passing of two philanthropists, Adolph Lewisohn and Joseph L. Buttenweiser, both of whom died yesterday at their respective summer resorts in Saranac Lake and Maine.
Adolph Lewisohn, an investment broker and native of Germany, who came to this country 71 years ago, was 89. Among Mr. Lewisohn’s benefactions were the Lewisohn Stadium at the College of the City of New York (where last night the final concert of the 21st season was given, with the audience and orchestra unaware of his death); large donations to the Columbia University School of Mines and other schools; large gifts to the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies and other Jewish charitable institutions. Among his other interests was prison reform, his efforts in that direction being largely responsible for improved conditions in New York State prisons.
Mr. Buttenweiser, born in Philadelphia, was 73 and a well-known real estate operator. For two years ending February, 1936, he was president of the Federation, in which he had been active since its organization.