Steinhardt, Laurence Adolph
- Travis Beal Jacobs
Steinhardt, Laurence Adolph (06 October 1892–28 March 1950), diplomat and corporate lawyer, was born in New York City, the son of Adolph Max Steinhardt, a successful steel-enameling manufacturer, and Addie Untermyer, the sister of Samuel Untermyer, an influential New York lawyer and crusader for Jewish rights. Both parents were of German-Jewish ancestry. Steinhardt attended Columbia University, earning his B.A. in 1913 and his M.A. and LL.B. two years later, and he was admitted in 1916 to the New York bar. In 1920, after serving in the field artillery in World War I and on the staff of the provost marshal general as a sergeant, he became associated with his uncle’s prominent law firm, Guggenheimer, Untermyer and Marshall. In 1923 Steinhardt married Dulcie Yates Hofmann; they had one child, a daughter....