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Louis Elwood Wolfson

Louis Elwood Wolfson, American entrepreneur. Named Honorary Alumnus, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; recipient Charter Day award, Yeshiva University, 1958.

Background

  • Wolfson, Louis Elwood was born on January 28, 1912 in St. Louis. Son of Morris David and Sarah (Goldberg) Wolfson.

  • Education

    • Student, University Georgia, 1930—1933.

    Career

    • With M. Wolfson & Company, Jacksonville, Florida, 1934—1949. Officer, director Florida Pipe & Supply Company, Inc., 1934—1949, M L and S Corporation, Jacksonville, 1946—1956. President Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Orlando, 1948—1957.

      Controlling stockholder Tampa Shipbuilding Company, Inc., 1945—1948. Officer Ceco Agency Corporation, Jacksonville, 1948—2007. Chairman board directors Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corporation, New York City, 1951—1969, president, 1953—1959.

      Chairman board directors New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, 1953—1961, chairman executive committee, New Jersey, 1961—1969. Chairman board directors Capital Transit Company, Washington, 1951—1956, Newport (Kentucky) Steel Corporation, 1954—1956. Owner Harbor View Farm, Jacksonville, from 1958.

    Membership

    Trustee Georgia Student Education Fund Inc., Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, Florida, Georgia Gridiron Secret Society. Member advisory committee Boys' Estate. Member national advisory council Synagogue Council American.

    Member of American Iron and Steel Institute, Academy Political Science, American Horse Council Inc., Florida Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Thoroughbred Club American, National Conference of Christians and Jews, New York Horsemen's Benevolent and Protecctive Association.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Ruth Monsky, 1936 (deceased 1968). Children: Marcia E., Stephen P., Gary L., Martin D. Married Patrice Jacobs, December 30, 1972.
    • father: Morris David Wolfson
    • mother: Sarah (Goldberg) Wolfson
    • spouses: Florence Ruth Monsky
    • Patrice Jacobs
    • children: Marcia E. Wolfson
    • Stephen P. Wolfson
    • Gary L. Wolfson
    • Martin D. Wolfson
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    Born January 28, 1912
    Died December 30, 2007
    (aged 95)
    Nationality
    • 1934 - 1949
      With M. Wolfson & Company
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1934 - 1949
      officer, Florida Pipe & Supply Company
    • 1934 - 1949
      director, Florida Pipe & Supply Company
    • 1945 - 1948
      controlling stockholder Tampa Shipbuilding Company
    • 1946 - 1956
      officer, Florida Pipe & Supply Company
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1946 - 1956
      director, Florida Pipe & Supply Company
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1948 - 1957
      president, Southern Pipe & Supply Company
      Orlando, Florida, United States
    • 1948 - 2007
      officer, Ceco Agency Corporation
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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