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Peretz, Warsaw Economist, Dead

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Professor Adolph Peretz, famous economist, publicist and community worker, died here of a heart attack Sept. 16.

Professor Peretz was born in Kalisz in 1855. After completing his studies at the local high school, he attended the Breslau trade academy. In 1876 he became manager of a Warsaw bank, and seven years later founded a bank of his own, which he headed until 1920.

In 1875 he became president of the league for trade employees here, and later was secretary of the Society for the Support of Trade and Industry. For 25 years he was a member of the stock exchange, and organized the grain exchange here.

In 1910 Professor Peretz and the Kalisz industrialist, Meisner, founded the home for the aged in that town. In the same year Professor Peretz became president of the old folks’ home in Warsaw.

The literary career of Professor Peretz began when, at the age of 17, he wrote a series of articles describing conditions in Kalisz. In 1855 he founded the Gazetta Losovon, the only financial publication of Congress-Poland.

For the past few years Professor Peretz was professor of finance in the Warsaw School of Journalism.

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