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Max Lowenthal, Sec’y of Law Enforcement Group

June 2, 1929
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Max Lowenthal of 27 Garden Place, Brooklyn, N. Y., was yesterday elected to serve as secretary to President Hoover’s Commission on Law Enforcement. He is the second Jew to serve with the Committee, joining Monte M. Lemann of New Orleans.

Mr. Lowenthal, who was born in Minneapolis, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and of the Harvard Law School, Class of 1912.

Following his graduation, Mr. Lowenthal served for a year as secretary to Judge Julian W. Mack. Prior to the World War he was active in Zionist circles. Up until 1926 he was a member of the law firm of Lowenthal, Szold and Perkins.

Mr. Lowenthal served as assistant to George W. Wickersham, Chairman of the National Committee on Law Observance and Enforcement as special counsel for New York City in the New York Terminal Rate case before the Inter-State Commerce Commission.

He was Assistant Secretary to President’s Wilson’s Mediation Commission in 1917, Assistant Secretary to the War Labor Policy Board in 1918 and to the President’s Second Industrial Commission, 1919-1920. He is one of the trustees of the 20th Century Fund.

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