William Shapiro - Active during the 1920s-1930s. Him and his two brothers were rivals of Louis Buchalter and Jacob Shapiro during the late 1920s and 1930s. Irving and Meyer Shapiro were killed after initiating a gang war with Buchalter and Shapiro in 1931. William Shapiro was eventually murdered by Murder Inc. in 1934.
Leo Castelli - Legendary art dealer who "discovered" and promoted the careers of, among others, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Born in Trieste as Leo Krauss, he emigrated to the US in 1940. He put many of his artists on stipends out of his own pocket until they acheived success. Died at 91 in 1999.
Ludwig (Tarzan) Fainberg - Active during 1980-1999. Ukrainian-born New York mobster associated with the Russian Mafia in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn and South Florida during the 1990s. He was convicted on RICO charges for his involvement in arraigning the sale a Russian submarine to a group of Colombian drug dealers in 1999.
is a Jewish, Hungarian American economist and was the 37th Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama.
Citroën was a French industrialist. He is remembered chiefly for the make of car named after him, but also for his application of double helical gears.
Siegel was active during the 1910s until the 1940s. New York mobster associated with Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello and Charles Lucky Luciano during Prohibition. Credited for the creation of syndicate casinos in Las Vegas during the 1940s.
Zwerbach was active during the 1890s-1900s. New York gangster and head of the Eastman Gang after the arrest of Monk Eastman in 1904. Engaging in a feud with the Five Points Gang, he and his bodyguard were gunned down by Louie the Lump at Coney Island in 1908.
Founder and long-time President of the American Federation of Labor. Focused Amer. Labors efforts on bread and butter; not politics (for good or for bad). When asked what Amer. Labor wants, Gompers said they want more.
Feldman was an American civil rights activist, educator and labor leader who served as president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 1997 to 2004.
Abe Reles, known as Kid Twist, was active from 1921-1940. He was one of the most feared hitmen of Murder Incorporated during the 1930s, he later became a government witness and was responsible for sending many of his former partners to the electric chair. Relse died under suspicious circumstances while in protective custody in 1941.
Active during the 1920s-1930s. New York mobster and enforcer for labor racketeer Nathan Kaplan, and later Louis Buchalter and Jacob Shapiro during the 1920s and 30s.
Tannenbaum was an active gangster during the 1920s until the 1950s. He was the enforcer and hitman for Lepke Buchalter during the 1920s and 30s. As member of Murder Inc., he was responsible for the 1939 murder of Harry Greenberg.
Lepke was an active mobster during the 1910s until the1940s. New York labor racketeer who dominated the Lower East Side with Jacob Shapiro during the 1920s and 30s. Later headed Murder Inc. and was eventually sent to the electric chair at Sing Sing for his role in the organization. He is the only major mobster to be executed by the state.