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Insurance company executive

Max Henry Karl, American insurance company executive. Bar: Wisconsin 1933.


Karl, Max Henry was born on February 2, 1910 in Milwaukee. Son of Louis and Bertha (Findlin) Karl.


Bachelor in Economics, University Wisconsin, 1931. Juris Doctor, University Wisconsin, 1933. Doctor in Commercial Science (honorary), University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1982.

Doctor of Laws, Cardinal Stritch College, 1984. Doctor of Laws with honors, Marquette University, 1985.


Practiced in, Milwaukee, 1933-1957;founder, chairman of the executive committee, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, Milwaukee, 1957-1982. Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation Investment Corporation, 1974-1985. Past president Mortgage Insurance Companies of America.

Past member of advisory committee Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1933.


Chairman Governor's Council on Economic Development. Delegate President's Economic Conference, 1974. Vice president Milwaukee Redevelopment Corporation.

Past president Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Board directors United Jewish Appeal, Milwaukee Symphony, United Performing Arts Center, Greater Milwaukee Committee. Chairman board directors Touro College.

Board directors United Israel Appeal, United Hias Service, Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, New York City, Hillel Academy, Milwaukee, American Friends of Hebrew University. Trustee Mount Sinai Hospital, Milwaukee, National Mutiple Sclerosis Society. Trustee emeritus Marquette University Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Member American, Wisconsin, Milwaukee bar associations, National Association Home Builders (Housing Hall of Fame, Roundtable), Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Brynwood Country, University.


Married Anita Renee Davis, November 28, 1946. Children: Robert, Kenneth, Karyn Karl Shwade.

Louis Karl

Bertha (Findlin) Karl

Anita Renee Davis

Robert Karl

Kenneth Karl

Karyn Karl Shwade Karl