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BERNHEIM, ABRAM C.:

American lawyer; born at New York city Feb. 1, 1866; died there July 24, 1895. Bernheim was educated in public schools of his native city and later in the Columbia College, subsequently taking a course of instruction at the University of Berlin. During his attendance at Columbia College he was twice selected prize lecturer on the political history of the state of New York, and in 1894 was made permanent lecturer in this branch.

Bernheim contributed money and books to his alma mater, and took deep interest in free art exhibits on the east side of New York and in the University Settlement Society, of which latter he was one of the founders and the treasurer. He was also secretary of the Tenement House Building Company for the improvement of the dwellings of the poor. He was a member of the Stock Exchange and of the Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his philanthropic work, Bernheim wrote a number of articles on sociological and political subjects, among them being: "The Relations of the City and the State of New York," in the "Political Science Quarterly," Sept., 1894; "A Chapter on Municipal Folly," in the "Century Magazine," May, 1895; "Results of Picture Exhibitions in Lower New York," in the "Forum," July, 1895.

Bibliography:
  • The Critic, Aug. 3, 1895, p. 75;
  • Jewish Chronicle, Aug. 16, 1895, p. 6.
A. A. Sz.
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