Tuesday 26 July 2016


MEYER ZOLOTAREV (April 25, 1901-November 16, 1965)
            He was born in Propoysk (Propoisk), Mohilev district, Byelorussia.  He studied in religious primary school, later in a Russian high school in Borisoglebsk.  He moved to the United States in 1914, studied in a New York high school, and later settled in Chicago where he was an active Jewish community leader.  He began writing in Russian, later publishing correspondence pieces for Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York.  From 1918 he was editor of the daily newspaper Di idishe prese (The Jewish press) in Chicago, in which he published articles on a variety of topics.  He was the editorial publisher of the literary monthly Shikago (Chicago), 1930-1939.  He was a contributor for many years to the Hearst press in English.  He was a feature writer in the Herald Examiner, Evening Journal, and others.  In later years he was labor editor for the English-language Chicago American.  He died in Chicago.

Sources: Hyman Louis, in Morgn-zhurnal (New York) (May 8, 1925; August 11, 1931); Philip Bregstone, Chicago and Its Jews: A Cultural History (Chicago, 1933), p. 369; Forverts (New York) (April 25, 1955).

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