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impresario , international economist.

Max Rabinoff, Russian impresario, international economist. member Estonian Peace Commn; member American Fedn; member Fgn.


Rabinoff, Max was born on March 9, 1877 in Moghilev on the Dnieper, Russia. Son of Abraham J. and Rosalia S. (Guzikoff) Rabinoff.


Educated Gymnasium; student of University Illinois, 2 years. Studied piano under masters.


September 1912); married second, Helene Gaubert, May 16, 1913. Came to the United States, 1892, naturalized, 1898. Joined Kimball Piano Company, Chicago, 1897, became manager foreign departments, owner 3 piano and music stores.

Organizer, president American-Russian Import and Export Company, also Associate Polish Press American Resigned from commercial activities, 1907, organized Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. Organizer and managing director Chicago Opera Company, later combined forces with Oscar Hammerstein. Impresario National Opera of Mexico, 1910-1912.

Introduced Pavlova, Ballet Russe, Imperial Court Balalaika Orchestra, Ukrainian National Chorus, into United States. Established National Grand Opera Company of Canada, 1913. Purchased and reorganized Boston Opera Company, managing director, 1914-1917.

Developed Mecca Temple property for popular priced opera house and art center, now known as New York City Art Center. Expert on Russian affairs, Washington, 1917, economics expert member Estonian Peace Commission to Soviet-Estonian Peace Conference, Dorpat, 1918. Economics advisor to republics of Esthonia, Georgia and Arzahbajan, 1919-1921.

Counselor to American Industry and Finance in relation with foreign commerce. Consultant on relations with Soviet Russia prior to de jure recognition by United States. Created the project and developed the basic plans for creation 200 million dollar Credit Bank for foreign trade, now known as Export Import Bank.

Organizer in 1922, since president American Institute Operatic and Allied Arts. Organizer and managing director Cosmopolitan Opera Association. Director general American Operatic and Allied Arts Foundation.

President Fine Arts Extension Guild. Vice president Columbus Research Association. Honorary member American Federation Musicians.

Member Foreign Policy Association, Civic Forum, American Academy Political and Social Science Home: Stony Point on-the-Hudson, New York Office: 550 Fifth Avenue, New York City 36.


Member Estonian Peace Commn. Member American Fedn. Member Fgn.


Married Marie LaSalle, March 22, 1910 (deceased.; married second, Helene Gaubert, May 16, 1913.

Abraham J. Rabinoff

Rosalia S. (Guzikoff) Rabinoff

Marie LaSalle

Helene Gaubert