Albert M. Greenfield came to America with his immigrant parents at the age of five. He grew up to become a financier, realtor, university trustee, and philanthropist. He was an adviser to church leaders, educators, mayors, governors, four Presidents of the United States, and leaders around the world. Mr. Greenfield was instrumental in bringing the Republican and Democratic Conventions to Philadelphia in 1948.
Mr. Greenfield was the chief executive or director of eighteen companies and chairman or active participant in sixty-one commissions, committees, chambers or celebrations. As chairman of the City Planning Commission, he played a major role in the redevelopment of the city including Society Hill.
Mr. Greenfield was also the recipient of twenty-nine honorary awards, one of which was the National Urban League Award for "leadership and support of democratic programs over a long period of years." Albert M. Greenfield died in 1967 at the age of 79.
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