|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1880|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1946|
Los Angeles County
Son of Joseph and Annie Grabowsky Hollzer. His siblings were William, Esther, Marcus, Joseph Isidor, and Maurice. Husband of Louise Green, father of Alma A. Srere and one other.
Born in New York in 1880, Harry Aaron Hollzer graduated with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1903 (one of the first three graduates of Berkeley Law), and practiced law in San Francisco, where he had grown up in an orphanage with his brothers and worked as a newsboy. After moving to Los Angeles in 1909, he was appointed Superior Court judge and served from 1924 until 1931, when he was appointed United States District Court judge by President Hoover. He held that position until his fatal illness following a heart attack in 1946.
He was also president of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, trustee of the University Religious Conference, and a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges.
From 1945 to the mid-1990s, the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council presented the Judge Harry A. Hollzer Memorial Award to the individual "who has made the greatest contribution for better understanding between all peoples in the community." Recipients include Frank Sinatra, Harry and Jack Warner, Chet Huntley, governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, U.S. senator Thomas Kuchel, Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler, Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan, and University of Southern California president Steven Sample.
Joseph Hollzer (1852 - 1890)
Annie Grabowsky Hollzer (1846 - 1910)
William Hollzer (1876 - 1963)*
Harry Aaron Hollzer (1880 - 1946)
Esther Hollzer Meyer (1880 - 1950)*
Marcus Hollzer (1885 - 1955)*
Joseph Isidore Hollzer (1886 - 1953)*
Maurice Hollzer (1888 - 1918)*
Home of Peace Memorial Park
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Peace, 210 East
Created by: Eric Thomsen
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83142080