Log In

S. Lester Block Edit Profile

department store executive

S. Lester Block, American department store executive. Bar: New York 1945, New Jersey 1947.


Block, S. Lester was born on January 10, 1917 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Maurice R. and Jeanne (Finkle) Block.


Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts). University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Laws).


Associate, Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn, New York City, 1945-1954;labor attorney, R.H. Macy & Company, Inc., New York City, 1954-1967;vice president, labor attorney, R.H. Macy & Company, Inc., New York City, 1967-1970;senior vice president government relations, labor counsel, R.H. Macy & Company, Inc., New York City, 1970-1984;now consultant, R.H. Macy & Company, Inc., New York City, 1984-1992;arbitrator, New York Stock Exch., 1992-1993. Lecturer New York State School Industrial and Labor Relations. Chairman labor-management law committee American Arbitration Association, 1967, member arbitration committee, 1959.

Member of New York State Business Advisory Committee Management Improvement, 1970-1993. Member planning committee New York University 24th Annual Conference Labor, 1970. Member regional advisory conference administration National Labor Relations Board, 1960-1963.

Member Federal Advisory Council Employment Security, 1960-1962. Chairman advisory council Office Personnel Services, Princeton University, New Jersey. Member Executive Board, advisory council Pace U.-Labor Management Relations Institute.


  • Bar: New York 1945, New Jersey 1947.


Member Bergen County Jewish Welfare Council, 1958-1966, Teaneck (New Jersey) Jewish Community Council, 1954-1960, Princeton Civil Rights Commission. Secretary, trustee Princeton Medical Center. Board directors Stonybrook Millstone Watershed Association, also president.

Board directors Friends Princeton Library. Captain, Signal Corps Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Association of Bar of City of New York, American Retail Federation (Executive Committee, director), American Management Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (labor relations committee), New York State Chamber of C. and Industry (chairman national affairs committee), Industrial Relations Society, National Retail Merchants.

Association, National Academy Arbitrators, Business Roundtable, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif.


Son of Maurice R. and Jeanne (Finkle) B. M. Ruth Harris, March 21, 1942. Children: John D., Richard H.

Maurice R. Block

Jeanne (Finkle) Block

Ruth Harris

John D. Block

Richard H. Block