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A. Leo Weil Celebrates Seventieth Birthday

July 30, 1928
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A. Leo Weil member of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and one of the leading Jews of Pittsburgh, was the guest of honor at a testimonial dinner tendered him in this city by leaders of Pittsburgh Jewry and other prominent members of the local community. The dinner was held at the Westmoreland Country Club. and 200 outstanding citizens of Pittsburgh attended and expressed their appreciation for the philanthropic and communal work carried on by Mr. Weil.

Mr. Marcus Aaron, also a member of the Executive Board of the Union, and president of the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, was toastmaster. The speakers included: Mr. Ludwig Vogelstein, of New York City, chairman of the Executive Board of the Union; Mr. Levi Cook, of Washington, D. C.; Judge W. H. S. Thomson of the U.S. District Court George R. Wallace. former president of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Rabbi Samuel H. Goldenson.

Mr. Weil was born in Keysville, Va., and his early education was in private schools in Virginia and public schools in Titusville. Pa. He was graduated from the University of Virginia and admitted to the Virginia bar at 21. He began his legal career in Bradford. Pa., and became a resident of Pittsburgh when he was 30.

Mr. Wallace in his address declared that the city owed Mr. Weil a debt of gratitude for his splendid service, one of great value and perseverance.”

In answer to the many praiseworthy remarks, Mr. Weil declared that he had derived more satisfaction from his labors in public service than from all other things in life.

“I would not strike a single link from the chain of memories.” he said. “I have been fortunate in helpmate, children and freinds and can truthfully say my life has been satisfactory.”

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