Altschul, Frank

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ALTSCHUL, FRANK (1887–1981), U.S. banker. Altschul was born in San Francisco and served as captain in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War i. He entered banking in New York, and became director of Lazard Frères Inc. and the General American Investors Corporation as well as of several other investment and insurance companies. He was a member of the executive committee of the American Jewish Committee, director of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and vice chairman of the National Planning Association. Altschul wrote Toward Building a Better America (1949), in which he proposed a master plan for U.S. economic expansion, and Let No Wave Engulf Us (1941).

[Edward L. Greenstein]