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date: 05 April 2020

Falk, Mauricelocked

(15 December 1866–18 March 1946)
  • Gerald G. Eggert


Falk, Maurice (15 December 1866–18 March 1946), industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Allegheny (later part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, the son of Charles Falk, a tailor, and Sarah Sanders, who came as newly-weds from Germany in the 1850s. They soon moved to Irwin Station, an eastern suburb of Pittsburgh, where Falk attended public school. At age fourteen Maurice returned to Pittsburgh to work in his uncle’s tailoring establishment. Intent on becoming an industrialist, he attended business school at night. In 1888 he married Laura Klinordlinger. None of their children survived infancy....

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