Aaron Sapiro

Aaron Sapiro

Birth
Death 23 Nov 1959 (aged 74–75)
USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 133180915 · View Source
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Los Angeles, Nov. 24 (AP) -- Aaron Sapiro, 75, long-time labor lawyer who once sued Henry Ford for 1 million dollars charging him with libeling the Jewish religion, died Monday night. Sapiro was instrumental in founding the cooperative marketing movement in the United States. He also helped organize Canadian wheat pools and American tobacco cooperatives. He wrote the cooperatives law in effect in 40 states.

His suit against Ford was filed in 1927. Ford settled the suit, issued a public apology and ceased publication of the Dearborn Independent, which had made the objectionable statement.

Sapiro practiced law in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. At one time his name was linked with that of gambler Al Capone. In 1934 he was acquitted in Chicago with 16 others of trade racketeering. Also in 1934, he was acquitted in federal court in New York of a jury bribing charge. He was subsequently disbarred in New York state.
He instructed that there be no funeral and that his body be given to the medical school of the University of California at Los Angeles.

Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: November 25, 1959


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