Monte M. Lemann, one of the ten lawyers named by President Hoover to the National Law Enforcement Commission to study the failures of law enforcement in the United States and the shortcomings of judicial procedure, is one of the outstanding leaders of the Jewish community here.
Mr. Lemann takes an active interest in the work of the United Palestine Appeal campaign in New Orleans and is affiliated with a Reform Jewish congregation.
Monte M. Lemann was born April 3, 1884, in Donaldsonville, La. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 1902 and from Harvard Law School his LL.B. (cumlaude) in 1906. He was admitted to the bar of Louisiana in 1907. He has been a member of the law firm Monroe & Lemann since January 1922, and Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School since 1906. He was assistant chief counsel of the United States Shipping Board at Washington from July to December 1918. He is a director of the Chalmette Petroleum Corporation, the Louisiana Oxygen Company, the Phoenix Development Company, the Lousiana State Rice Milling Company and the Hunter Canal Company.
Mr. Lemann is president of the Louisiana Bar Association and a member of the Council of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute. He is a trustee of the Child Weliare Society.
Announcement was made at the White House in Washington that Judge Benjamin Cardozo of the New York Supreme Court. Charles Evans Hughes, Associate Justice Harlan F. Stone, Owen J. Roberts of Philadelphia, were sought by the President for membership, but all had declined because of other commitments.
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