Bronfman, Samuel

(1890–1971)
   Canadian industrialist. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Samuel joined his father in the hotel trade and then branched out into a successful mail-order liquor business. He went on to control one of the world’s largest distillers, Distillers-Seagram’s Ltd. He devoted himself to Jewish affairs and was president of the Canadian Jewish Congress for almost a quarter of a century and a vice-president of the World Jewish Congress. He was a generous benefactor to Canadian hospitals, universities and museums, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The headquarters of the Canadian Jewish Congress in Montreal was named after him. On his seventieth birthday his four children donated the Bronfman Biblical and Archaeology wing to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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  • Bronfman, Samuel — (1891 1971)    Canadian liquor and oil magnate. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, he left school at the age of 15. He later joined his brothers in the hotel business, and in his early 20s took charge of a hotel in Winnipeg. The Bronfman family… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • Samuel Bronfman — Samuel Bronfman, (né à Soroki, Bessarabie (Russie) le 27 février 1889 et décédé à Montréal le 10 juillet 1971) est un homme d affaires canadien et un philanthrope. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Notes et références 3 Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samuel Bronfman — Samuel Bronfman, CC (Sam Bronfman; * 27. Februar 1891 in Soroca, Moldawien; † 10. Juli 1971 in Montreal) war kanadischer Unternehmer (Gründer von Seagram, des weltweit größten Spirituosenherstellers) und von 1939 bis 1962 Präsident des Canadian… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Bronfman — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles Rosner Bronfman (* 1931), kanadischer Unternehmer Edgar Miles Bronfman senior (* 1929), kanadischer Unternehmer, Präsident des Jüdischen Weltkongresses Edgar Miles Bronfman junior (* 1955), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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