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Oswald Jacoby

Oswald Jacoby, American actuary, writer. Served as corporal United States Army, World War I; member original staff Pan Mun Jom armistice talks. Selected as Northern 1 bridge player in American, by Shepard Barclay, 1936-1940.; Fellow Society Actuaries; member Phi Kappa Sigma.

Background

  • Jacoby, Oswald was born on December 8, 1902 in Brooklyn. Son of Oswald N. and Edith (Sondheim) Jacoby.

  • Education

    • Student Columbia.

    Career

    • Company, 1922-1928; consultant actuary, Dallas, from 1937. Writer syndicated newspaper column on bridge, from 1940.

    Works

    • Author: Oswald Jacoby on Poker, 1940. How to Figure the Odds, 1946. Gin Rummy, 1946
    • How to Win at Canasta, 1949.

      Oswald Jacoby’s Complete Canasta, 1950. Winning Poker, 1950
    • What’s New in Bridge, 1953.

    Membership

    Served as corporal United States Army, World War I. Member original staff Pan Mun Jom armistice talks. Selected as Northern 1 bridge player in American, by Shepard Barclay, 1936-1940.

    Fellow Society Actuaries. Member Phi Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Dallas Country, Fort Worth.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Zita McHale, April. Children: James O., Jon P. With Metropolitan.
    • father: Oswald N. Jacoby
    • mother: Edith (Sondheim) Jacoby
    • spouse: Mary Zita McHale
    • children: James O. Jacoby
    • Jon P. With Met Jacoby
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    Born December 8, 1902
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