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LOESER, NATHAN

LOESER, NATHAN (8 Aug. 1869-30 June 1953), a founder of one of the city's most prestigious law firms and prime mover creating MT. SINAI HOSPITAL, was born in Cleveland to Moses and Marianna (Loeb) Loeser. Loeser was raised in Buffalo and studied law and journalism at Cornell University. He worked as a writer for the Buffalo Express, Buffalo Courier, New York Herald, and Associated Press. Loesser returned to Cleveland in 1892 and took a position in the law office of Louis Grossman. He was admitted to the bar in 1896. Loeser and Grossman published the American Lawyers Quarterly for several years. In 1920, Loeser established Mooney, Hahn, Loeser & Keough, which in 1985 was Hahn, Loeser, Freedheim, Dean & Wellman. Loeser was president of Mt. Sinai Hospital from the late 1890s until 1910. With JOHN ANISFIELD, he was instrumental in obtaining support from the Fed. of Jewish Charities for the hospital's construction in 1916. Loeser was a long-time trustee of the federation. In 1901, he was president of the Baron deHirsch Lodge of B'NAI B'RITH. As his father before him, Loeser was president of Euclid Ave. Temple. A close friend of Louis Beaumont, principal owner of MAY CO., Loeser was chosen by Beaumont to be a trustee of the LOUIS D. BEAUMONT FOUNDATION, a charitable trust providing money for social welfare projects. For his leadership in citywide and Jewish community activities, Loeser received the Eisenman Award by the JEWISH COMMUNITY FED. in 1949. In 1913, Loeser married Beatrice Moss and had 2 children, Mary Ann and Dr. Chas. N. Loeser.