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date: 23 January 2020

Scherman, Harrylocked

(01 February 1887–12 November 1969)
  • Robert L. Gale

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Scherman, Harry (01 February 1887–12 November 1969), publisher, was born in Montreal, Canada, the son of Jacob Scherman, a laborer, and Katharine Harris, both of whom were Jewish. In 1889 the family moved to Philadelphia. In 1893 the father deserted his family and returned to his native England. Living in poverty in a boardinghouse with his hard-working mother, Scherman attended Central High School in Philadelphia, where fellow classmates included ...

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