NEW YORK (Sep. 14)
Samuel C. Lamport, one of the most widely known figures in American Jewish life, died yesterday of a heart attack at his summer home in New Rochelle, N. Y. at the age of 61.
One of the leading cotton merchants in America, Mr. Lamport devoted much of his time to Jewish activities and was a generous contributor to various Jewish philanthropic and educational institutions. Among the organizations in which he took particular interest were the JDC, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Publication Society, the Jewish Publication Society, the Jewish Education Association, the Yeshiva College. He was also interested in the Zionist movement and at one time served as a member of the ZOA executive. In 1925 he visited Palestine. He was also active in trying to bring a bout better treatment of the Jews in Poland.
Funeral services will take place Monday at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. Mr. Lamport leaves a widow, Mrs. Miriam Dworsky Lamport, and two daughters, the Misses Sarah Marcia and Vivian Felicia Lamport.