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Ralph Jonas

Ralph Jonas, American lawyer, philanthropist. Member American, New York State (life) and Brooklyn bar associations, Association Bar City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association; member Medical Society County of Kings, Museum of the City of New York (founder.

Background

  • Jonas, Ralph was born on November 7, 1878 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Jacob and Bella (Mayer) Jonas.

  • Education

    • Married; Member firm Jonas & Neuburger, long active in philanthropic, educational and civic movements in Brooklyn and Greater New York. An organizer Brooklyn Chamber Commerce (of which was president 3 terms, developing it into the 2d largest chamber in the country), also an organizer Long Island Chamber Commerce. A leading factor in establishing the Board of Higher Education in City of New York, and member many years.

      A leader in establishing a city maintained college in Brooklyn. Founded Long Island University with a gift of $500,000. Served as member Honorary Advisory City Plan Committee under three city administrations.

      Member Governor’s commission on cost of Public Education in State of New York, 1933. Appointed by Governor Lehman, member Commision on State Aid to Municipal Subdivisions, 1935. Honorary trustee Brooklyn College Pharmacy.

      Former trustee Brooklyn Institute Arts, Science (life member) Long Island College of Medicine. Honorary director Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn. Former president Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

      Founder member and member executive committee Society of Friends of Mexico. One of corporators New York World’s Fair of 1939. Member honorary committee Brooklyn Chapter American Red Cross.

    Career

    • Director Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.

    Membership

    Member American, New York State (life) and Brooklyn bar associations, Association Bar City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association. Member Medical Society County of Kings, Museum of the City of New York (founder. Clubs: Brooklyn (life).

    Connections

    • father: Jacob Jonas
    • mother: Bella (Mayer) Jonas
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    Born November 7, 1878
    Died April 29, 1952
    (aged 73)
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