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Charles Donald Lieber, Dutch, American publisher. Recipient Mordecai M. Kaplan award Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, 1988.


Lieber, Charles Donald was born on January 30, 1921 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Son of Edmund Z. and Gabrielle (Lifczis) Lieber. came to the United States, 1941, naturalized, 1944.


Student, University Brussels, 1938-1940;Bachelor of Arts, New School for Social Research, 1948.


With, H. Bittner & Company (Publications), New York City, 1947-1949;with, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York City, 1949-1952;director college department, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York City, 1960-1964;director college department, Random House, New York City, 1952-1964;public, Atherton Press, New York City, 1964-1967;president, Atherton Press, Inc., New York City, 1967-1970;vice president, Aldine-Atherton, Inc., New York City, Chicago, 1971-1972;president, Lieber-Atherton, Inc., New York City, since 1972;general manager, Hebrew Public Company, 1980-1985;president, Hebrew Public Company, since 1985;president, Lieber Publs., Inc., New York City, since 1981.



Chairman West Side Jewish Community Council, Manhattan, 1978-1982, member-at-large, since 1974. Executive board Jewish Reconstrn. Foundation, 1978-1983, vice chairman, 1979-1980, chairman, 1980-1983, national board directors, 1983-1992.

Trustee St. Ann's School, 1983-1989, Society for Advancement Judaism, 1974-1990, treasurer, 1976-1979, co-chairman, 1979-1981. Board directors Hebrew Arts School, 1974-1982, Federation Reconstructionist Congregations, 1983-1991. Board directors, treasurer Close Encounters with Music, Inc., since 1996.

Founding member Lenox Hill Club, 1957. Board director Millay Colony For the Arts, 2002^. Vice president board trustees Synagogue at Malden Bridge, 1999^.

Served to lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946, China. Member College Publications Group (chairman 1965-1966), Association Jewish Book Publications (president 1988-1990).


Married Miriam Levin, July 17, 1960. Children: John Nathan, James Edmund, George Theodore, Anne Gabrielle.

Edmund Z. Lieber

Gabrielle (Lifczis) Lieber

Miriam Levin

John Nathan Lieber

James Edmund Lieber

George Theodore Lieber

Anne Gabrielle Lieber