Harry Lawrence Lurie


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(1892–1973) During his 60-year professional career, Harry Lawrence Lurie became a leader in the establishment and proliferation of Jewish charities. A native of Latvia, he earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan. His career began in 1913 as an agent for Buffalo's Federated Jewish Charities. Lurie held several leadership positions such as director of research for the Associated Jewish Charities of Detroit, superintendent of the Jewish Social Service Bureau of Chicago, and executive director of the National Bureau of Jewish Social Research. In 1932 Lurie became executive director of the newly created Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, remaining there until his retirement in 1954.


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