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date: 20 October 2019

Kohlberg, Alfredlocked

(27 January 1887–07 April 1960)
  • Derek W. Vaillant

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Kohlberg, Alfred (27 January 1887–07 April 1960), international businessman and proponent of McCarthyism, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Manfred Kohlberg, a dry goods shopkeeper descended from German-Jewish immigrants, and Marianne “Mary” Wurtenberg, a teacher. Kohlberg matriculated at the University of California in 1904 but never graduated, choosing instead to pursue business interests in printing and subsequently join the family business. His travels as a dry goods salesman took him to Texas, where he met Selma Bachrach. They married in 1911 and had one son....

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