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Edward Charles Blum

Edward Charles Blum, American merchant. Decorated Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (France); Officer of the Order of Leopold II (Belgium); Great Silver Cross (Austria). Member National Economics League (nat council), French Institute in United States of America, France-America Society, New York State Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Chamber Commerce (3d vice president), National Institute Social Sciences.

Background

  • Blum, Edward Charles was born on February 24, 1863 in New York City. Son of Adolphe and Ida (Deutsch) Blum.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools and lycees, France.

    Career

    • Board Abraham & Straus, Inc. Vice president Abrast Realty Company. President Federated Department Stores, Inc.

      Director Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, New York Worlds Fair, 1939. Trustee Dime Savings Bank, Kings County Trust Company Chairman board Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences. Ex-president Jewish Hospital.

      Vice chairman New York State Probation Commission. Chairman Municipal Art Commission.

    Membership

    Member National Economics League (nat council), French Institute in United States of America, France-America Society, New York State Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Chamber Commerce (3d vice president), National Institute Social Sciences. Clubs: Rembrandt, Unity, Brooklyn, Montauk, Bay Shore Yacht, 20th Century, National Republican.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Abraham, June 12, 1894. Children: Mistress Alice B. Taliaferro, Robert E. Chairman.
    • father: Adolphe Blum
    • mother: Ida (Deutsch) Blum
    • spouse: Florence Abraham
    • children: Mistress Alice B. Taliaferro Blum
    • Robert E. Chairman Blum
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    Born February 24, 1863
    Died November 20, 1946
    (aged 83)
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