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Joseph Silverman, D.D.

Formerly president of Central Conference of American Rabbis; Rabbi of Emanu-El Congregation, New York City.

ABRAHAM, ÉMILE – French playwright; born at Paris, 1833. He devoted himself entirely to the drama, as playwright, as theatrical critic, and as editor of "L'Entr'acte," the theatrical column of the "Petit Journal." Later he became general...
DAVIDSON, THOMAS – Philosopher and lecturer; born of Presbyterian parents at Deer, near Aberdeen, Scotland, Oct. 25, 1840; died at Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 14, 1900. After graduating from Aberdeen University (1860) he successively held the...
MAY, LEWIS – American merchant and banker; born in Worms Sept. 23, 1823; died at Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., July 22, 1897. He went to the United States in 1840, and in 1845 established an independent business in Shreveport, La. In 1850 he effected...