Rosenwald, Julius

(1862–1932)
   US merchant and philanthropist. Rosenwald came from a German Jewish immigrant family in Springfield, Illinois. After succeeding in the clothing business, he acquired an interest in the mail order firm of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and built it up into the greatest enterprise of its kind, distributing 40 million copies annually of its famous catalogue.
   Through the Julius Rosenwald Fund, he gave massive support to a wide range of Jewish and general philanthropic and educational causes. He endowed a great number of Negro schools and recreation centres. His elder son and business successor Lessing Julius (1891–1979) was also a philanthropist, and a noted collector of rare books. He headed the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism.
   The younger son William (b. 1903) was national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and vice-chairman of the American Joint Distribution Committee.

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