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Ludwig Vogelstein

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Ludwig Vogelstein ( -1934)

1934 Obituary [1]

LUDWIG VOGELSTEIN died on September 23, 1934.

He was originally employed by the firm of Aron, Hirsch, & Sohn, of Halburstadt, and was sent to New York about 1895 to establish a branch firm there under the name L. Vogelstein & Company.

Before very long he became a naturalized American citizen, and, under his guidance, the business expanded with the growth of the American metal trade up to the outbreak of the War. The entry of America into the War involved the separation of the German interests and these were handed over to the custodian of enemy property. At the same time, the American interests in the Metallgesel1schaft subsidiary, the American Metal Company, were cut off from the parent organization and, at the conclusion of the War, a fusion was effected between the two American concerns under the name "The American Metal Company." Mr. Berthold Hochschild was the first chairman, and at his death Mr. Vogelstein succeeded to this position. The expansion of the company was largely due to Mr. Vogelstein's personality and business ability.

Mr. Vogelstein was elected a member of the Institute of Metals on July 20, 1925.

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