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Michael Benjamin Wagenheim, American lawyer. Recipient Arthur V. Briesen award National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1967. Charter member Norfolk Junior Chamber of Commerce, president, 1924-1926, honorary life member.


Wagenheim, Michael Benjamin was born on January 6, 1900 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Herman and Sophie (Sheffield) Wagenheim.


B.L., University of Virginia, 1922.


Admitted to Virginia bar, 1921, practiced in Norfolk, 1922-1972.


Member Norfolk School Board, 1931-1946, chairman, 1943-1946. Member board Hampton Roads Sanitation Commission, 1947-1954. Director Norfolk Community Fund, Child and Family Service (vice president 1949-1950), Travelers Aid Society (vice president 1938-1941), Goodwill Industries (vice president 1936-1937), Norfolk Community Concert Association (Vice-President 1950-1951), Norfolk Forum (charter.

Member of the board De Paul Hospital. Member commission to revise charter of Norfolk. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of Commission education, 1953-1954, director 1952-1957), American, Virginia (chairman of the executive committee 1950-1951, president 1954-1955), Norfolk (president 1950-1951) bar associations, American Judicature Society, General Alumni Association University of Virginia (board of managers 1934-1937, 43-46), U. Val. Law School Association (executive council 1953-1970, president 1963-1964), American Law Institute, American Society International Law, Maritime Law Association, Navy League (judge advocate Hampton council 1963-1970), Raven Honorary Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi (honorary), Omicron Delta Kappa (honorary), Zeta Beta Tau (supreme council 1926). Mason, Elk (honorary life.

Clubs: Norfolk Boat, Hague.


Herman Wagenheim

Sophie (Sheffield) Wagenheim