Lyons, Julius J. was born on October 7, 1843 in New York, United States. Son of Review Jacques J. (rabbi) and Grace L.
Educated University Grammar School, New York. Admitted to bar, 1866.
Counsel, incorporator and director State Bank of New York from its organization until 1909. 12 years director and honorary secretary Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids. Director and 10 years secretary Mount Sinai Hospital.
Director and secretary Hebrew Technology Institute for several years. Judge advocate 2d Brigade, on General Vilmea’s staff, with rank of major, 1875-1876. Long prominent in musical matters, writer on staff Sunday Herald on religious and musical subjects.
Also musical editor Daily News. Wrote the music of the opera “The Lady and the Tiger,” produced by McCaull’s and later by DeWolf Hopper’s company. Founded and was president and conductor of Metropolitan Amateur Orchestra (90 instrumentalists), which for 7 years gave entertainments, devoting entire receipts to charitable and educational purposes.