Joshua Lionel Cowen - The founder of the famous Lionel Toy Train Company. Born 1877, as Joshua Lionel Cohen. He was a leading electrical engineer before founding Lionel in 1907. His son, Lawrence, joined him in the business and the company was marketed as the "Father and Son" railroad. The company was sold in the 50s & Joshua died in 1965. It is now owned by a group of investors who have brought the company back. Incl. rock musician Neil Young (not Jewish).
Murray Lender - The famous Lender behind Lenders bagels. The pros and cons reported about the Lenders constitutes a mixed dozen: Starting in New Haven, they revolutionized bagel prod. in the early 60s and shipped flash frozen bagels around the country & around the world. The product was better than nothing, but highly criticized by afficiandos. The Bakers union disliked them for running a non-union plant. They sold out to Kraft a long time ago. The Lender Bros. are really big time charity givers & Marvin Lender was once chair of the United Jewish Appeal.
Founder of Random House Books. But best known as one of the permanent panelists on the long-running TV show "Whats My Line".
Founders of major British advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which played a key role in Margaret Thatchers election as British PM. Charles Saatchi is currently the worlds most important collector of contemporary art. Sephardic Jews.
Courageous publisher of the NY Post from the 40s until the 70s.Fought McCarthyism. Currently turning over in her grave looking at what Rupert Murdoch has done to her paper.
The father of modern public relations and an advertising genius. Was Freuds nephew and was first to use psychological insights to, guess what?, get people to buy his clients products.
Owner of Washington Post; founder of Newsweek. Father of Katharine Graham, current owner. Special note: Ms. Grahams mother was not Jewish,and she raised in the Christian faith.
Bestselling author of management books ("Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten", a year on the NY Times Best Seller list.) He is President of Mackay Envelope, a large Minneapolis-based company. His family name was changed and he is reportedly quite religious.
Chairman and Founder of American Greetings Corporation, also major supporter of Jewish organizations.
CEO of Marvel Entertainment
Was the President of Marketing for America Online and is the person who, for years, sent out all the disks, making the company the #1 Online service in America.
Founder of the famous catalogue company that she still heads up. Born Lillian Menansche in Germany, she and her family fled to Holland and then the United States. In 1951, while pregnant and staying at home, she hit on the idea of catalogue sales that she could do out of her home. The company is now worth over 250 million dollars. "Vernon" is a business name. Her married name is Lillian Katz.
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.