NEW YORK (Jul. 9)
A private funeral service was held today in Annapolis, Md. for Dr. Isador Lubin, a counsel and advisor to the United Israel Appeal and the Jewish Agency for Israel for more than two decades, who died of a heart attack at the age of 82 Thursday night in a hospital in Annapolis. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan. A resident of New York City for many years, he had maintained a summer home in Annapolis since the 1930s when, as the nation’s chief statistician, he was a leading member of the New Deal’s “Brain Trust.”
An economist, Lubin went to Washington with President Roosevelt in 1933 and was U.S. Commissioner of Labor Statistics from 1933 to 1946. During World War it he moved to the White House and became a specialist on logistics. After the war, President Truman sent him to Moscow to help negotiate Allied policy on German reparations. He had also served the government as an economist during World War I and during the 1930s and 1940s served on various presidential commissions and as U.S. representative to various United Nations agencies.
Lubin was a member of the board of governors of the American Jewish Committee and the executive committee of the Joint Distribution Committee and was a director of HIAS and ORT. He was a trustee of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and Brandeis University.