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Morton J. May Honored by St. Louis Newspaper; Wins Humanities Award

January 13, 1967
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Morton J. May, noted St. Louis merchant and philanthropist, has been named winner of the 1966 Humanities award presented by the St. Louis Globe Democrat. It is awarded annually to a person “who has a continuing humane concern for others, whose life and works are an inspiring example of the universal ideal of the brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God.”

The award consists of a citation and a gift of $1,000. The selection is made by a committee of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders of St. Louis, and the publisher of the newspaper, Richard H. Amberg. Mr. Amberg made the presentation to Mr. May in the board room of the May Department Stores Company. The 85-year-old award winner is chairman of the company board.

Morris A. Shenker, president of the St. Louis Jewish Federation, one of the multitude of beneficiaries of Mr. May’s generosity, lauded Mr. May as “a major pillar of the Jewish community and the Jewish Federation for many years.” Mr. Amberg said the award was made to Mr. May “for more than giving money.” He said it was also for “giving his heart, love and concern, in efforts to help his fellow man.”

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