Louis Marshall, 1856-1929

Marshall co-founded the American Jewish Committee and served as its president from 1912 to 1926. He supported efforts that aided the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and united Zionists and anti-Zionists in helping Jews in need, including the formation of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. At the post-World War I Paris peace conference he helped write protections for Jews as individuals and a people into the constitutions of new European states.

Photo: J. Tepper, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry