Philanthropist Henry Taub Dies At 83


Henry Taub, an immigrants’ son who became a self-made millionaire and philanthropic supporter of several Jewish causes, died March 31 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. A resident of Tenafly, N.J., he was 83.

Mr. Taub, who as a 22-year-old accountant founded Automatic Payrolls Inc., which grew into Automatic Data Processing, one of the world’s largest payroll-processing firms, was a co-owner of the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets for two decades.

He served in many leadership positions at the American Technion Society, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Society and United Israel Appeal. A supporter of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, he was a founder of the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, which donates money to educational and health causes in the U.S. and Israel.

A native of Paterson, N.J., he graduated from New York University.

Mr. Taub is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his children, Ira, Judith and Steven; a brother, Joseph, and several grandchildren.