Hollzer, Harry Aaron

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HOLLZER, HARRY AARON (1880–1946), U.S. jurist and Jewish community leader. Hollzer was born in New York and raised in San Francisco. He moved to Los Angeles in 1909 where he gained recognition as a lawyer and public figure. Hollzer served from 1924 on the Superior Court and the Court of Appeals, and from 1931 until his death he was judge of the United States District Court. For several years he was chairman of the National Conference of Judicial Councils. In the Jewish community Hollzer occupied important positions in numerous local and national organizations. His outstanding contribution was as founder of the United Jewish Community of Los Angeles in 1933. Hollzer was instrumental in expanding it to become the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council in 1937, and served as its president until his death.


Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, Judge Harry A. Hollzer, 18801946 (1946); ajyb, 48 (1946), 101–6.

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