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Morton Leon Mandel

industrial corporation executive

Morton Leon Mandel, industrial corporation executive.

Background

Mandel, Morton Leon was born on September 19, 1921 in Cleveland. Son of Simon and Rose (Nusbaum) Mandel.

Education

Student, Case Western Reserve University, 1940. Student, Pomona College, 1943. LDH (honorary), Gratz College, 1984.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College, 1986. LDH (honorary), Brandeis University, 1989. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1993.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew University, 1993. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Cleveland College Jewish Studies, 1993.

Career

With Premier Industrial Corporation, Cleveland, since 1940. Secretary-treasurer Premier Indus Corporation, 1946-1958, president, 1958-1970, chairman, 1970-1996. Also board directors Premier Industrial Corporation.

Deputy chairman Premier Farnell, PLC, since 1996.

Membership

President Jewish Community Centers of Cleveland, 1952-1957, now life trustee, Jewish Community Federation, 1974-1977, now life trustee, 1970-1974, now honorary president. President Jewish Comty. Centers Association; president Council Initiatives in Jewish Education, since 1991.

President United Way Cleveland, 1977-1979, chairman, 1979-1981, now life trustee. Member Commission on Health and Social Services, City of Cleveland, 1970-1971. Trustee Case Western Reserve University, 1977-1992, now honorary trustee, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, 1970-1979, now trustee emeritus, Cleveland Zoological Society, 1970-1973, Greater Cleveland Roundtable, 1981-1983.

Founding president World confederation Jewish Community Centers, 1977-1981, now honorary president. Founding chair National Jewish Democratic Council, 1990-1993. Board governors Jewish Agency, 1979-1988, Hebrew University, since 1995.

Trustee United Israel Appeal, 1977-1988, United Jewish Appeal, 1978-1982, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1975-1988. Founder Cleveland Project MOVE, 1981. Founder Clean-Land Ohio, 1981, trustee, since 1981.

Vice chairman Cleveland Tomorrow, 1982-1988, trustee, since 1982. Founder, chairman Mid-Town Corridor, 1982-1985, trustee, since 1982. Trustee United Way of America, 1985-1991.

Trustee Center Social Policy Studies, since 1983, Cleveland Museum Art, 1990-1993, Museum Arts Association, 1990-1993. Co-chairman Operation Independence, 1985-1988.

Connections

Married Barbara Abrams, February 27, 1949. Children: Amy, Thomas, Stacy.