Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, Jr.
- Robert Muccigrosso
Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, Jr. (19 November 1904–29 or 30 Aug. 1971), and Richard Albert Loeb (11 June 1905–28 January 1936), criminals, were both born in Chicago, Illinois. Leopold was the son of Nathan Leopold, millionaire box manufacturer, and Florence Foreman; Loeb of Albert H. Loeb, the vice president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and Anna Bohnen. As a child and young man, “Babe” Leopold enjoyed the customary comforts and advantages that derive from wealthy parentage. Yet he also suffered from glandular disorders that may have contributed to his psychological problems. Endowed with great intelligence— ...