Carl M. Loeb
New York Times, January 4, 1955
Born: September 28, 1875
Died: January 3, 1955
Married: Adeline Moses
Adeline Moses Loeb
Children: Mrs. Alan H.
Kempner (Margaret ),
Loeb Sr, Carl M. Loeb, Jr.,
Henry A. Loeb
Carl M. Loeb Carl M. Loeb, Rhoades & Company He built Gull Bay Camp on
Upper Saranac Lake.
New York Times, January 4, 1955
CARL M. LOEB, 79, BANKER, IS DEAD
Head of New York Investment Firm Donated Boathouse for Lake in
Carl M. Loeb, head of the Stock Exchange investment banking and
brokerage firm of Carl M. Loeb, Rhoades & Co., died yesterday in
Mount Sinai Hospital. He had been ill there since Dec 10, and had
suffered periodic ailments during the last year. He was 79 years old
and lived at 910 Fifth Avenue.
Mr. Loeb and his late wife, Mrs. Adeline Moses Loeb, were known for
various philanthropic activities. These included the gift of a new
boathouse on Central Parks Seventy-second Street Lake. That $305,000
structure was opened last March 12 by Mayor Wagner, Parks
Commissioner Robert Moses and Manhattan Borough President Hulan E.
Mrs. Loeb died Nov. 25, 1953. shortly after a family celebration
marking the fifty-seventh anniversary of their marriage.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany
Mr. Loeb was born Sept. 28. 1875, at Frankfurt. Germany, a son of
Adolf and Minna Loeb. He was 17 years old when his employer, a
German concern that then was parent organization of the American
Metal Company, sent him to work in its office at St. Louis. Five
years later Mr.
Loeb was naturalized as a United States citizen.
In 1904, having achieved a vice presidency in American Metal, he
came to New York. He was elected president of that organization ten
years later. In 1917 he had been made president of Climax Molybdenum
In January, 1931. having retired from his other business
connections, he founded the brokerage firm. He remained active in it
until he became ill last month.
For many years Mr. Loeb was president of the Home for Aged and
Infirm Hebrews and a trustee of the Federation of Jewish
He also was a supporter of the New York Guild for the Jewish Blind,
and a life trustee of Valeria House, a vacation resort in Peekskill,
N. Y. for persons of medium income.
Gifts to Harvard, Syracuse
Mr. Loeb donated a collection of manuscripts of Heinrich Heine to
the Houghton Library at Harvard. To Syracuse University, in 1946. he
and Mrs. Loeb gave fifty-three acres and a number of buildings on
the shore of Upper Saranac Lake for use as a faculty rest home and a
student art center.
It was in 1952 that Mr. and Mrs. Loeb learned of the need of a new
boathouse on the Central Park Lake that was a feature of the view
from their apartment. They pledged a gift of $250,000 for the
purpose, and later increased the amount to $305,000. The
brick-and-limestone building, which also houses a cafeteria, was
under construction when Mrs. Loeb died.
For this gift the Park Association awarded the couple its plaque for
1953, honoring Mr. Loeb and his late wife for "practical
Mr. Loeb leaves a daughter, Mrs. Alan H. Kempner; three sons, John
L., Carl M. Jr., and Henry A., thirteen grandchildren and ten
Carl Loeb Kempner, 74, Broker And Educational Philanthropist
By ANDREW POLLACKSEPT. 18, 1998
Carl Loeb Kempner, the managing senior partner at the Wall Street
firm of Hamershlag, Kempner & Company and a longtime supporter of
education, died on Tuesday at his home in White Plains. He was 74
and had been battling prostate cancer for more than 20 years,
according to his son Michael Kempner.
A grandson of Carl Loeb, founder of the firm that became Loeb,
Rhoades & Company, Mr. Kempner worked at several firms in
several businesses before he joined a securities company called
Hamershlag, Borg in 1966. He eventually became head of the firm,
which took on his name, and remained active until shortly before his
Among his proudest achievements was making a ''cold call'' on the
telephone to J. Paul Getty's country estate in England and selling
the wealthy oilman some stock. Mr. Kempner became one of Mr. Getty's
brokers and visited the estate in England frequently. ''I used to
joke that I went to school on a Getty scholarship,'' Michael Kempner
From 1976 to 1979 Mr. Kempner was chairman of the small firms
advisory committee of the New York Stock Exchange.
He was also actively involved in philanthropy related to education.
He was president of the board of trustees at the Rectory School in
Pomfret, Conn., from 1972 to 1978. He was a trustee of Choate
Rosemary Hall from 1977 until 1985 and served as its treasurer and
as chairman of its investment committee. He was on the Committee of
University Resources at Harvard, and he founded and headed the
Presidents Council and established the Kempner Distinguished
Professorships at Purchase College, part of the State University of
He also was on the Presidents Council at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, where he was being treated.
Mr. Kempner was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Alan Kempner, who was
an executive with the publishing company of Farrar & Strauss, and
Margaret Loeb Kempner. He graduated from the Choate School in
1941 and then attended Harvard University. He left Harvard to join a
Navy training program and served in the Naval Reserve until 1946. He
never finished college.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris Coleman Kempner, who
is a psychiatric social worker in White Plains. He is also survived
by his mother, Margaret Loeb Kempner of Purchase, N.Y.; two
daughters, Kathryn Kempner Poteat of Southern Pines, N.C., and
Margaret A. Kempner of Fairfield, Iowa; two sons, Carl Jr. and
Michael, both of New York; two brothers, Alan Jr., of Scottsdale,
Ariz., and Thomas, of New York, and three grandchildren.
A Loeb Hopes to Bank on His Name
Scion Looks to Tap Contacts to Expand Family Firm
By Anupreeta Das
Feb. 4, 2014 7:31 p.m. ET
One recent morning, Jamie Kempner sent an email to 5,998 rich
and powerful friends to tell them he was quitting his job on Wall
Street to join the family firm.
The note was more than a courtesy: Mr. Kempner also wants their
The son of a legendary socialite and a scion of the Loeb banking
family, Mr. Kempner is hoping to tap his...
James Loeb (/loʊb/; German: [lřːp]; August 6, 1867 – May 27,
1933) was a German-born American banker,
Hellenist and philanthropist.
James Loeb was the second born son of Solomon Loeb and Betty
Loeb. He joined his father at Kuhn, Loeb &
Co. in 1888 and was made partner in 1894, but he retired from the
bank in 1901 due to severe illnesses.
In memory of his former lecturer and friend Charles Eliot Norton, in
1907 Loeb created The Charles Eliot
Norton Memorial Lectureship. In 1911 he founded and endowed the
Loeb Classical Library, and founded the
Institute of Musical Art, which later became part of the Juilliard
School of Music. That year he also
turned over his collection of Aretine pottery to the Fogg Art Museum
He donated a large amount of funds to what is now called the Max
Planck Institute of Psychiatry, which
helped his former psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin to establish and
maintain the Institute in its early days.
Nevertheless, presumably unknown to Loeb, Kraepelin held racist
views about Jews, and his student who took
over the Institute, Ernst Rudin, was a leading advocate of racial
hygiene and forced sterilization or
killing of psychiatric inpatients for which he was personally
honoured by Adolf Hitler.
A large portion of his significant art collection he left to the
Museum Antiker Kleinkunst in Munich (today
the Staatliche Antikensammlungen) ("Sammlung James Loeb"). He was a
member of the English Society for the
Promotion of Hellenic Studies.
"James Loeb Ellis Island Passenger Manifest". Ellis Island
Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
Jump up ^ Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary: "Loeb"
Jump up ^ Born Betty Gallenberg. Salomon Loeb met and married her in
Mannheim, Grand Duchy of Baden,
Germany in 1862. She was then 28 years old, educated as a musician,
she also taught the piano. The James
Loeb biography from the Loeb Classical Library calls her Betty
Jump up ^ The Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Lectureship,
Archaeological Institute of America
^ Jump up to: a b Wikisource-logo.svg Rines, George Edwin, ed.
(1920). "Loeb, James". Encyclopedia
Jump up ^ James Loeb Harvard University Press
Jump up ^ Brüne, Martin (1 January 2007). "On human
self-domestication, psychiatry, and eugenics".
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. 2 (1): 21. PMC
2082022 Freely accessible. PMID 17919321.
Jump up ^ Science and Inhumanity: The Kaiser-Wilhelm/Max Planck
Society William E. Seidelman MD, 2001
Jump up ^ Who's Who in Nazi Germany Robert S. Wistrich, Routledge, 4
JOHN SCHIFF, A PHILANTHROPIST AND INVESTMENT BANKER, DIES
By WILLIAM G. BLAIR
Published: May 10, 1987
John M. Schiff, investment banker, philanthropist and last of the
senior partners of Kuhn, Loeb & Company, with which his family had
been associated for more than a century, died yesterday at his home
in Oyster Bay, L.I. He was 82 years old and also had an apartment in
Manhattan and a home on the island of Jamaica.
Mr. Schiff's active banking career, which began in 1927, was almost
entirely spent with Kuhn Loeb and ended only with the merger in 1977
of Kuhn Loeb with Lehman Brothers, another prestigious old-line Wall
Mr. Schiff was named honorary chairman of the merged firm, Lehman
Brothers Kuhn Loeb, and then served, until his death, as an advisory
director of the firm that succeeded it in 1984, Shearson Lehman
Brothers. That merger marked the end of 117 years of the Kuhn Loeb
name in the banking business. Avid Horseman
In addition to banking, Mr. Schiff followed in the family tradition
by serving on the boards of many corporations and charitable,
academic and civic institutions.
He also was an avid horseman, before World War II as a fox hunter
and polo player and afterward as a breeder of thoroughbreds in
Kentucky and Florida and owner of a racing stable at Belmont Park.
His racing silks were purple and white.
Mr. Schiff, whose surviving sister, Dorothy Schiff, is the former
owner and publisher of The New York Post, was the third generation
of his family to play a leading role in the destiny of Kuhn Loeb.
According to Stephen Birmingham's account in ''Our Crowd, the Great
Jewish Families of New York,'' Mr. Schiff's grandfather, Jacob H.
Schiff, came to this country from Germany in 1873, at the age of 26.
Attains Partnership in 1875
As a son-in-law of Solomon Loeb, a founder of the firm that started
out as a dry-goods business in Cincinnati before moving to New York
in 1867, Jacob Schiff was admitted to a partnership in 1875. He
quickly raised the firm to a position of eminence.
Jacob Schiff's partnership was passed on to his son, Mortimer L.
Schiff, and from him to his and the former Adele Neustadt's only
son, John Mortimer Schiff, who was born Aug. 26, 1904 in Roslyn, L.I.
Mr. Schiff graduated from the Taft School in 1921, from Yale
University in 1925 and from New College at Oxford University in
1927. He began his banking career that year with the Bankers Trust
Company in New York. After briefly working for the Missouri Pacific
Railway Company in St. Louis, Mr. Schiff joined the family firm in
He became a partner in 1931 and a senior partner in 1946, after
serving in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Schiff rose to the rank
of commander and took part in the invasion of Normandy in 1944. Boy
When Lillian D. Wald, founder of the Henry Street Settlement on the
Lower East Side, stepped down as president in 1937, Mr. Schiff
succeeded her. When the settlement's visiting nurse program, founded
by Jacob Schiff, separated from the settlement a few years later,
Mr. Schiff went with it. He was the first president and chairman of
the renamed Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Mr. Schiff was married in 1934 to Edith Brevoort Baker, who died in
1975. The next year, Mr. Schiff married Josephine Laimbeer Fell,
widow of John R. Fell, who had been a partner in Lehman Brothers.
Besides his sister and his wife, Mr. Schiff is survived by two sons,
David T., of Manhattan, and Peter G., of Oyster Bay, L.I.; a
stepson, John R. Fell Jr. of Locust Valley, L.I.; a stepdaughter,
Natalie Fell Spencer of Middlebury, Vt., six grandchildren and seven
A funeral service is to be held at 10 A.M. Tuesday at Temple Emanu-El,
Fifth Avenue and 65th Street.
photo of John M. Schiff
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Sadie Loeb, 1879 - 1973
Sadie Loeb was born on month day 1879, at birth place, Pennsylvania,
to Jacob Loeb and Amelia (Mina, Minna) Loeb (born Bass).
Jacob was born in April 1829, in Vallendar, Rheinland-Pfalz,
Amelia was born on February 8 1836, in Bavaria, Germany.
Sadie had 7 siblings: Michael Loeb, Racheal Hecht (born Loeb) and 5
othFrances Loeb, 89, Lifesaver to Foreign Diplomats
By LAWRENCE VAN GELDERMAY 19, 1996
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Frances L. Loeb, who spent a dozen years as New York City's liaison
to its vast corps of foreign diplomats and a lifetime maintaining a
family tradition of philanthropy, died on Friday at her home on Park
Avenue. Mrs. Loeb, who also had homes in Purchase, N.Y., and Lyford
Cay, Nassau, the Bahamas, was 89.
"One thing I had in my mind," Mrs. Loeb said in 1990 when she
announced a $7.5 million gift to Vassar College for construction of
an art center, "I'm never going to be the richest person in the
With her husband, John L. Loeb, an investment banker, and other
family members, Mrs. Loeb was a benefactor of Barnard College (where
Adele Lehman Hall was named for her mother), of Central Park (the
Loeb Boathouse and the Children's Zoo), Lewisohn Stadium (which bore
her maternal grandfather's name), the Loeb Student Center at New
York University and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar.
In 1990, the Loebs pledged $70.5 million to finance new faculty
positions and scholarships to Harvard College, as well as programs
and positions in the schools of design and public health. The gift
also benefited the Loeb Drama Center, home to the American Repertory
Theater, established in 1957 with help from the Loebs.
Mrs. Loeb was also a trustee of Vassar and Cornell University and an
overseer of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
In addition to money, Mrs. Loeb gave time. For 12 years in the
1960's and 70's, during the administrations of Mayors John V.
Lindsay and Abraham D. Beame, Mrs. Loeb was New York City's
unsalaried commissioner for the United Nations and for the Consular
Corps. Directing a staff of nine full-time and six part-time
employees, Mrs. Loeb eased cultural shock and fostered amity in a
foreign diplomatic community that numbered 35,000 people from 197
missions and 91 consulates.
Besides forgoing a salary, Mrs. Loeb stretched the commission's
relatively scant $158,000 budget by coaxing, cajoling and wheedling
tens of thousands of dollars from friends and family. She committed
the gifts to financing lectures, establishing nursery schools,
providing counseling about high schools and colleges and sponsoring
courses in English.
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In 1976, Mrs. Loeb and her staff handled more than 1,800 inquiries
about housing, education, traffic, consumer fraud, police, family
matters and legal problems. Thirty volunteers made more than 900
visits or telephone calls to 796 new diplomatic arrivals, and Mrs.
Loeb attended endless receptions, lunches and dinner meetings.
Frances Lehman Loeb was born in Manhattan on Sept. 25, 1906, into
two of the German-Jewish families whose rise to prominence and zeal
for public service were chronicled in Stephen Birmingham's 1972
book, "Our Crowd." These 100 or so families founded banking,
securities and retailing empires and many were known for their
philanthropies. Her mother was Adele Lewisohn, the daughter of
Adolph Lewisohn, who made his fortune shipping mining products. Her
father was Arthur Lehman of the investment banking family. One
uncle, Herbert H. Lehman, became Governor of New York. Another
uncle, Irving Lehman, became Chief Judge of the State Court of
Frances Lehman attended Vassar from 1924 to 1926. In 1926 she and
John Loeb were married in the Park Avenue apartment of her
grandfather Adolph Lewisohn. From the 1930's through the 1970's, Mr.
Loeb was a partner in the investment firm of Loeb, Rhoades &
Throughout her life, Mrs. Loeb was known as Peter, a name she traced
to the days when she was "the unwanted girl baby" and "Peter Pan"
was playing on Broadway.
"I was a sick child," she said, "and they called me Peter Pan,
hoping that I would live forever."
Besides her husband of 69 years, Mrs. Loeb is survived by their five
children: Judith L. Chiara of Manhattan and Purchase, John L. Loeb
Jr. of Manhattan and Purchase, Ann Loeb Bronfman of Washington,
Arthur Lehman Loeb of Manhattan and Deborah Loeb Brice of London; 14
grandchildren, and more than 30 great-grandchildren.
Sadie passed away in month 1973, at age 94 at death place,
She was buried on month day 1973, at burial place, Pennsylvania.
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