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Lilienthal, David Eli

Ann T. Keene

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:
Lilienthal, David Eli

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Lilienthal, David Eli (08 July 1899–14 January 1981), attorney and government official, was born in Morton, Illinois, the son of Leo Lilienthal, a merchant, and Minnie (or Minna) Rosenak, who were both Czech immigrants. After attending local public schools, Lilienthal studied at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, receiving a bachelor’s degree and election to Phi Beta Kappa in 1920. In college he also excelled as a light heavyweight boxer, developing a skill he had been taught as a teenager. That fall he entered Harvard Law School, where the teachings of one of his professors, ...

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