Dr. Rudolf Callman, vice-president and a member of the executive committee of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, died Friday at his home at the age of 83. Dr. Callman, a lawyer and author, was a specialist in unfair competition, trademark copyright and anti-trust laws. His best known work was “Unfair Competition, Trademarks and Monopolies” in five volumes.
Born on Sept. 29, 1892, he was educated at the universities of Berlin. Freiburg and Bonn. He was an honorary professor of law at the University of Cologne and practiced law in Cologne from 1922-1936. Dr. Callman came to the United States in 1936 and became a research fellow and student at Harvard from which he received a law degree-in 1939.
Dr. Callman was a former president of the Claims Conference, board chairman of the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, a member of the presidium of the Council of Jews from Germany, and a member of the executive of the Leo Baeck Institute.
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