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Rauh, Joseph L., Jr.locked

(03 January 1911–03 September 1992)
  • Ann T. Keene

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Rauh, Joseph L., Jr. (03 January 1911–03 September 1992), attorney and political activist, was born Joseph Louis Rauh in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joseph Rauh, a shirtmaker, and Sarah Weiler Rauh. Joseph Rauh Sr. had emigrated with his own father in 1891 from Germany to Cincinnati, where they worked in the shirtmaking industry, and by 1912 he was able to establish his own shirt-manufacturing company. Young Joseph and his brother and sister grew up in a well-to-do Jewish household with a strong emphasis on education. He attended the University School in Cincinnati, and after his graduation in 1928, he entered Harvard College, where he majored in economics and played center on the basketball team. He graduated magna cum laude in 1932....

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