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Joel David Wolfsohn, American lawyer.

Background

Wolfsohn, Joel David was born on July 21, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Jacob Mordecai and Rebecca (Bornstein) Wolfsohn.

Education

Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1931.

Career

1 daughter, Jacqueline (Mistress Andrew Aronfy). Managing editor LaSalle (Illinois) Post, 1922. Reporter, night city editor City News Bureau, Chicago, 1922-1925.

Reporter, later political editor and city editor Chicago Evening Post. 1925-1932; staff Chicago Herald and Examiner, 1932-1933. Admitted to the Illinois bar.

1931, District of Columbia Bar, 1949, Maryland. bar, 1961. Member of Simon and Wolfsohn. Chicago, 1931-1934; superintendent of reports State of Illinois, 1934.

Executive secretary National Power Policy Committee, 1934-1947. Assistant to commissioner General Land Office, 1937-1941, assistant commissioner, 1941-1946. Associate director Bureau of Land Management, 1946-1947.

European director American Jewish Committee, 1947-1949. Washington representative of America Jewish Committee, 1949-1950. Assistant to Secretary of Interior, 1950-1952.

Assistant Secretary Interior, 1952-1953. Member Chapman and Wolfsohn, 1953-1956. Member of firm Chapman, Wolfson and Friedman, since 1956.

American delegate to 3d World Power Conference, Washington, 1936. Executive secretary and member Executive Committee American nat. committee 3d World Power Conference, 1936.

Membership

Member of Simon and Wolfsohn. Chicago, 1931-1934; member Chapman and Wolfsohn, 1953-1956. Member of firm Chapman, Wolfson and Friedman, since 1956.

American delegate to 3d World Power Conference, Washington, 1936. Served with S.A.T.C., 1918. Director Jewish Community Center.

Washington. District of Columbia, 1935-1943. Member American, Chicago, Federal Power, District of Columbia Bar associations, Chicago-Kent Round Table, Kappa Tau Alpha, Nu Beta Epsilon.

Connections

Married Rebecca Serilla Simon, June 12, 1927.

father:
Jacob Mordecai Wolfsohn

mother:
Rebecca (Bornstein) Wolfsohn

spouse:
Rebecca Serilla Simon