American merchant and capitalist; born Aug. 15, 1862, at Jefferson, Ga. At an early age he graduated as B.E. from the University of Georgia with highest honors, and shortly afterward entered with his brother Simon upon a commercial career at Athens, Ga. Here he has amassed a fortune in the dry-goods trade.

Michael has been an influential factor in the development of northeastern Georgia, having been identified with a number of large industrial enterprises. He holds the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the state militia, and was aide-de-camp to Governor Candler during his administration. He is a member of the Democratic executive committee of the Eighth Congressional District, and a potent factor in the councils of the party.

For a number of years Michael has been superintendent of the Jewish Sabbath-school at Athens, which he makes his peculiar charge.

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