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Retail executive

Maurice Lazarus was American retail executive.


Lazarus, Maurice was born on June 27, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Fred, Junior and Meta (Marx) Lazarus.


Student, Ohio State UniversityBachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1937;Doctor of Laws, American International College, 1969.


Division merchandise manager, John Shillito Company, Columbus, 1937-1941;head service and control, Foley's, Houston, 1945-1948;executive vice president, Foley's, 1948-1958;president, treasurer, Filene's, Boston, 1958-1964;Chairman of the Board, Filene's, 1964-1965;vice chairman, Federated Department Stores, Inc., Boston, 1965-1970;chairman finance committee, Federated Department Stores, Inc., 1971-1982;also director, Federated Department Stores, Inc.


Member advisory committee on national health insurance issues Department of Health, 1977-1978. Board directors Cambridge Center Adult Education, 1974-1975. Member advisory Council President's Commission on Status of Women, 1963-1968.

Chairman executive committee Public Agenda Foundation, 1987-1999. Member division health science and technical Harvard University-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978-1987, Harvard Community Health Plan Foundation Board, 1984—2002, chairman, 1996-1999. Member advisory board Schlesinger Library Women's Archives, Radcliffe College, 1972-1976.

Member board overseers Harvard College, 1977-1983. Member ethics advisory board Department of Health, 1978-1980. Visiting committee, chairman central services, Medical School and Dental Medicine, School Public Health Harvard University, 1978-1985, member governance committee, 1968-1971, member working group division health policy research and education.

Chairman advisory committee Joint Center Urban Studies., 1977-1982. Trustee Massachusetts General Hospital, Old Sturbridge Village, 1965-1978, Marine Biological Laboratory, 1977-1984, McLean Hospital, 1980-2004, Tufts University Civic Education Foundation of Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1972-1980, New England Medical Center Hospital, 1960-1978, Beth Israel Hospital, 1958-1965, Bennington College, 1965-1972, Combined Jewish Philanthropy Greater Boston, 1962-1965. Chairman executive committee Public Agenda Foundation, 1977-1999.

Board directors Boston chapter American Red Cross, 1962-1964. Director Medical Foundation, 1987—2002. Chairman Harvard Community Health Plan, 1984-1993.

Board overseers Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1971-1974. Board directors Salzburg Seminars in American Studies, Associate Harvard Alumni, 1966-1973. President Associate Harvard Alumni, 1972-1973.

Member Massachusetts Higher Education Facilities Commission, 1970-1974. Member corporation Northeastern University, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Board overseers Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1971-1974.

Member Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council Arts, 1972-1977, Harvard Medical Center, 1977-1979. Member advisory committee hospital initiatives in long-term care American Hospital Association. Chairman board directors Harvard Community Health Plan, director emeritus, 1994-2004.

Member advisory board Brandeis University Center Social Policy in Middle East, 1978-1988. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences Clubs: Bay (Boston), Harvard (New York City). University (New York City).

St. Botolph (Boston), Commercial-Merchants.


Married Nancy Stix, June 7, 1942 (deceased 1985). Children: Carol, Jill. Married Nell P. Eurich, November 25, 1988.

Fred Lazarus

Meta (Marx) Lazarus

Nancy Stix

Nell P. Eurich

Carol Lazarus

Jill Lazarus