Sulzberger, Mayer was born on June 22, 1843 in Heidelsheim, Baden. Son of Abraham and Sophia Sulzberger.
Bachelor of Arts, Central High School, Philadelphia, 1859, A.M., 1864. Doctor of Laws, Jefferson Medical College, 1896, and Temple University, Philadelphia, 1916. Doctor of Humane Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1913.
Admitted to bar, 1865. Practiced at Philadelphia, 1865-1895. Judge Court of Common Pleas, 1895-1916, presiding judge, 1902-1916.