Philanthropist Landau Dead at 90
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Philanthropist Landau Dead at 90

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Fred Landau, a philanthropist and founder of one of the largest certified public accounting firms in the U.S., died Friday at his home in Harrison, N.Y. at the age of 90. He was the father of William Landau, a past-president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Board of Directors.

The founder of Fred Landau and Co. in 1926, now known as Mann Judd Landau, Landau was active in civic, educational and religious organizations. He founded the Council of Governors of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and donated the Fred Landau Room in NYU’s Tisch Hall.

He also donated funds for the Fred and Anna Landau Building of the YM-YWHA of Riverdale. Anna Landau died last year.

He was born in Warsaw and came to the U.S. as a child. He served in the army in World War I and earned a degree in accounting at NYU in 1920.

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