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Murray Handwerker

Murray Handwerker, American food products executive. Named Outstanding Food Service Executive in Fast Food Industry, Metropolitan Food Service Magazine, 1982, Man of Year, Federation Jewish Philanthropies, Catholic Youth Organization of New York, 1976; recipient Humanitarian of Year, New York Easter Seal Society, 1983, Citizenship Merit award, City of New York, Activity award, Jewish Welfare Board.


  • Handwerker, Murray was born on July 25, 1921 in Brooklyn. Son of Nathan and Ida (Greenwald) Handwerker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1947.


    • With Nathan's Famous Incorporated, New York York City, since 1946, president, since 1968, chairman board, since 1971. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945.


    • Author: Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Cookbook, 1983.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Trustee Anchor Savings Bank. Board directors New York Convention and Visitors Bureau. Trustee Ithaca College.

    Board directors Brooklyn division National Conference of Christians and Jews. Member of Broadway Association (board directors), Coney Island Chamber of Commerce (past president, board directors), Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (past president, board directors), Long Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New York State Restaurant Association (board directors New York City chapter, president).


    • Married Dorothy Frankel, December 14, 1941. Children: Steven, Kenneth, William.
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    Born July 25, 1921
    • 1947
      New York University
    • 1946
      With Nathan's Famous Incorporated