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Edward Lauterbach Dead After Brief Illness

March 5, 1923
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Edward Lauterbach, seventy-eight, prominent corporation lawyer and at one time a leader in Republican politics died at his home Sunday after a brief illness. Besides being a director of various charitable institutions, a regent of the University of State of New York, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of City College, he took an active interest in Jewish institutional work.

He was for thirty-nine years a trustee of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. In 1921, his long connection with the Hebrew Asylum was celebrated by hundreds of the former beneficiaries of the institution. The library in the Asylum was dedicated to him. In 1896, he went as a delegate-at-large to the Republican national convention and was one of the committee that wrote the platform. He was credited with having been the author of the famous “gold plank” which was the “paramount issue” in the fight between Bryan and MoKinley.

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