About Adolph Schuman
Adolph Schuman was president of the Lilli Ann apparel company and a longtime Democratic campaign contributor.
Mr. Schuman started his the fashion company in 1934 in two rented rooms with $800 he borrowed. In 1982, Lilli Ann reported retail sales of $40 million.
His purchase of huge quantities of fabrics helped revitalize the war-ravaged French and Italian textile industries in the early 1950's. He was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by France and received the Order of the Legion of Merit from Italy.
A liberal Democrat, Mr. Schuman frequently held big fund-raising dinners and parties at his Nob Hill condominium.
Mayor Dianne Feinstein described him as a special friend of the Kennedys who could always be relied upon to support progressive political leaders everywhere.
Adolph Schuman's Timeline
November 23, 1908
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
Lilli Ann Apparel Company
October 1, 1985