JOACHIMSEN, PHILIP J.:
American jurist and communal worker; born in Breslau Nov., 1817; died in New York city Jan. 6, 1890. He emigrated to New York in 1827, and was admitted to the bar there in 1840. During the Civil war, he organized and commanded the Fifty-ninth New York Volunteer Regiment, and was injured at New Orleans. For his services he was made brigadier-general by brevet. After having assiduously practised law, he was elected judge of the New York Marine Court in 1870 and acted as such up to 1877. He then resumed practise.
Joachimsen was the first president of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum (1859). In 1879 he organized the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society for Children in New York.
- Isaac Markens, The Hebrews in America, p. 228, New York, 1888;
- The New York Times, Jan. 7, 1890;
- Simon Wolf, The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier, and Citizen, p. 262, Philadelphia, 1895.