American merchant; born in New York city June 29, 1813; died there March 9, 1885. He was identified with the sugar-refining industry until 1865; thereafter he lived in retirement. In 1840 he married Esther Nathan, a member of another family prominent in the life of New York city. At his death he left seven children, two of whom, Emma and Josephine, have achieved distinction as authors. Lazarus was a member of the Shearith Israel congregation and was one of the founders of the Knickerbocker Club.