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Jacob Billikopf

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Jacob Billikopf, Russian social worker. Awarded citation for “service to community, nation and the world” by University of Chicago Alumni Association, 1942; Virginia Honor Roll of 1942, Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch; civilian chairman Special Military Clemency Board Honorary member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha, Alpha Pi Zeta.


Billikopf, Jacob was born on June 1, 1883 in Wilna, Russia. Son of Louis and Glika (Katzenelenbogen) Billikopf.


Student of University of Richmond, Virginia, Doctor of Laws, 1928. Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1903. Graduate work, same, 1902-1904, School of Philanthropy, New York, 1905.


Served as superintendent Jewish Settlement, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1904-1905. Superintendent United Jewish Charities, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Superintendent of United Jewish Charities, Kansas City, Missoury, 1907.

Active in organization of municipal baths, public night schools, free legal aid bureau, remedial loan agency and Kansas City Board of Public Welfare. President Missouri State Conference of Charities, 1911-1912. Served as vice president Kansas City Board of Pardons and Paroles, member Kansas City Board of Public Welfare, and secretary Municipal Recreation Commission Non-resident lecturer of sociology and economics University of Missouri Director Jewish Ednl.

Institute, Kansas City. President National Conference Jewish Social Workers. Executive director campaign to raise $25,000,000 for Jewish war sufferers.

Formerly executive director Federal of Jewish Charities, Philadelphia. Impartial chairman, Men’s Clothing Industry in New York City and of Ladies’ Garment Industry of Philadelphia. Vice-president American Association for Old Age Security.

Chairman of the Board, New York Clothing Unemployment Fund. Chairman Committee of One Hundred on Unemployment Relief, Philadelphia, 1930-1931. Member Pennsylvania State Welfare Commn.

Formerly member of the board of directors, Benjamin Franklin Memorial (Philadelphia). Formerly trustee of The Nation. Trustee of The Survey magazine.

Chairman of the executive committee Howard U., Washington, District of Columbia.


Served as superintendent Jewish Settlement, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1904-1905. Member Pennsylvania State Welfare Commn. Member advisory committee New School Social Research, 1924-1928.

Club: National Arts (New York City).


Married Ruth Marshall, February 23, 1920 (died August 8, 1936).; married second Esther Freeman, January 8, 1942. Children: Florence (Mistress.

Louis Billikopf

Glika (Katzenelenbogen) Billikopf

Ruth Marshall

2d Esther Freeman

Florence (Mrs Billikopf