Bachelor of Arts, Central High School, Philadelphia, 1877. Course in literature, langs. and music at University of Zurich, 1877-1880.
In wholesale clothing business, 1882, 1904. President Goldsmith-Leving Company, embossing of works of art, calendars, pictures, etc. Contributor of many short stories in mags., local papers and Jewish papers, several hundred poems in Puck, Judge, Life, Cosmopolitan, etc.
Also several mus. compositions and songs. Also several dramatic works in prose and verse, of which a comedy, “A Romance of Kief,” and a mus. comedy, “Jay Caesar, Esq.,” have been performed. “The Little Brother” (drama, performed London and New York), 1918.
Spent years 1910 and 1911 in Berlin and Paris, translating a number of German and French plays into English for American stage.
Clubs: Mercantile, Pharisees, American Dramatists.
Married Sophia Hyman, of New York, February 14, 1899. Children: Rosalind, Madeleine.