American lawyer; born in New York city Aug. 13, 1844; graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1864; admitted to the bar two years later. He was a member of the New York Constitutional Convention in 1864 and chairman of its Committee on Charities. From 1895 to 1898 he was chairman of the Republican County Committee. He is president of the board of trustees of the College of the City of New York, and director of many railroad boards and street railway companies, and vice-president of the Maurice Grau Opera Company. He is a specialist in railway, telegraph, and marine cases, was concerned in the rehabilitation of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and in building up the Richmond and West Point Terminal System, and is vice-president of, and counsel for, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. For three years he was vice-president of the Ethical Culture Society. Lauterbach is also a director of the Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum and of the Hebrew Technical Institute.
- Who's Who in America.