Max David Steuer

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Max David Steuer

Birthplace: Humenné, Humenné District, Prešov Region, Slovakia
Death: August 21, 1940 (68)
Jackson, Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States (heart attack)
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Aaron Steuer and Dinah Steuer
Husband of Bertha Popkin
Father of Aron Leonard Steuer; Ethyl Maxine Epstein and Constance Steuer
Brother of Sera Steuer Altman; Child2 Steuer and Emma Bobkin
Half brother of Abraham Steuer; Szali Marmorstein and Pepi Breuer

Occupation: Attorney, Criminal Law
Managed by: Michal
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About Max David Steuer

Max's middle name was anglicized into David. It's believed that he came to the USA with two older sisters.

Max D. had an exceptional memory and played golf. He was 26 years old when he married. He began private practice of law in 1893. He never referred to notes, but used the exact quotations he needed in citing testimony. His knowledge of the law was vast and success attended his efforts as counsel in many cases of nationwide interest. Max D. was the Chief Defense Lawyer and won the acquittal for the owners of the Triangle Shirt-Waist Factory fire in 1911. He represented Frances Hodgson Burnett and William Randolph Hearst in libel cases. He was a trustee of Beth Israel Hospital and later of the Federation for Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies. Life Magazine wrote an article on his unusual art collection in its 29 Oct 1941 issue, and later wrote a correction to the article.

He is a member of the Progress, Democratic and Tamorora clubs and is connected with the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society, the United Hebrew Charities, the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Educational Alliance, Philanthropic Hospital, Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews, Young Men’s Hebrew Association, Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Home, Girls’ Technical School, Sunshine Society for Blind Children and other charitable institutions. In 1940, they had seven servants living with them.

Max died while on vacation at Wentworth Hall Hotel in Jackson, New Hampshire. He had a heart attack on the golf course. His granddaughter Jackie said "This was the first time I had seen my mother cry. "

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Max David Steuer's Timeline

September 6, 1871
Humenné, Humenné District, Prešov Region, Slovakia
October 22, 1898
New York, New York, United States
February 7, 1900
February 28, 1901
New York, New York, United States
August 21, 1940
Age 68
Jackson, Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States