Benjamin Buttenwieser

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Benjamin Joseph Buttenwieser

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: December 31, 1991 (91)
New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph L. Buttenwieser and Caroline Buttenwieser
Husband of Helen Buttenwieser
Father of Private; Carol Helen Buttenwieser; Peter Lehman Buttenwieser and Private
Brother of Clara Unger; Florence Klingenstein; Clarence Buttenwieser and Gertrude C Prins

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About Benjamin Buttenwieser

Benjamin Joseph Buttenwieser (1900 – December 31, 1991) was an American banker, philanthropist and civic leader in New York.

Buttenwieser entered Columbia College at age 15 and graduated in 1919. He eventually became a partner of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and director of many companies, including Revlon; Benrus Watch; Tischman Realty and others. Buttenwieser married Helen Lehman Buttenwieser in 1929. His wife was an attorney for Alger Hiss. Their activism landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents.

The Buttenwieser Professorship at Columbia University was established in 1958 with a gift to the University from Buttenwieser, a longtime University Trustee and clerk of the Trustees, in honor of his father, Joseph. He was also a trustee of Lenox Hill Hospital and the New York Philharmonic. He was also a president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

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Benjamin Buttenwieser's Timeline

October 22, 1900
New York, New York, United States
June 20, 1933
New York, NY, United States
December 9, 1935
New York, New York, United States
December 31, 1991
Age 91
New York, New York, United States