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A.m. Lamport, Banker and Philanthropist, Dead at 56

November 10, 1940
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Arthur M. Lamport, investment banker and philanthropist, died in his sleep in his apartment in the Hotel Lombardy here today. He was 56.

Lamport, who was treasurer of the United Palestine Appeal and co-treasurer of the United Jewish Appeal, had been ill for several months and had suffered a number of heart attacks. He was formerly co-chairman of the Greater New York U.J.A.

The U.P.A. said, following his death, that he “was one of the most courageous Jewish leaders of present-day America. He was a liberal in his outlook on the American community and in his interpretation of Jewish problems.”

Lamport, who took the initiative in the establishment of the Sosua refugee settlement in the Dominican Republic, in March of this year visited the Republic to investigate the possibility of establishing small industries there in coordination with the settlement.

The banker was born in Franklin Falls, N.Y., and was educated in the public schools of Burlington, Vt. He was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1902.

Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Jewish center and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westchester.

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