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Engineering and architectural executive

Raymond Epstein, American engineering and architectural executive. Registered architect registered professional engineer. Decorated Commander Legion of Honor Ivory Coast, 1982; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Illinois, 1974, Julius Rosenwald Memorial award Jewish Federation Chicago, 1974, Citation Brandeis University, 1992; named to City of Chicago Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, 1991.


Epstein, Raymond was born on January 12, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Abraham and Janet (Rabinowitz) Epstein.


Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1934-1936; Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1938.


With, A. Epstein & Sons International, Inc., Chicago, since 1938; Chairman of the Board, A. Epstein & Sons International, Inc., 1961-1983; chairman of the executive committee, A. Epstein & Sons International, Inc., since 1983.


  • Registered architect registered professional engineer.


Board directors, life trustee United Israel Appeal. Past secretary, honorary director American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Member executive committee National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council.

Vice president national board Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Member citizens board Loyola University. Past president Council Jewish Federations, Welfare Funds, Inc., Jewish Welfare Fund Metropolitan Chicago, Jewish United Fund, Young Men's Jewish Council.

Past secretary Jewish Federal Metropolitan Chicago. Past chairman budget committee, board governors Jewish Agency. Past trustee Chicago Medical Sch.

Past board directors United Jewish Appeal. Past executive committee Memorial Foundation Jewish Culture. Past chairman public affairs committee, past chairman campaign Jewish United Fund Metropolitan Chicago.

Past. secretary Welfare Council Metropolitan Chicago. Past board directors Chicago Building Congress. Life director Mount Sinai Medical Research Foundation.

Trustee, past director Ampal-American Israel Corporation. Fellow Society Civil Engineer France, Society of America Registered Architects. Member National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Western Society Engineers, Association Engineers and Architects in Israel, French Engineers in the United States, Inc., Pi Lambda Phi.

Clubs: Standard (past trustee), Illini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Caxton (Chicago).


Married Betty Jadwin, April 7, 1940. Children: Gail, David, Norman, Harriet.

Abraham Epstein

Janet (Rabinowitz) Epstein

Betty Jadwin

David Epstein

Gail Epstein

Harriet Epstein

Norman Epstein