LAMED SHAPIRO (1897-January 1980)
He was born in Novaia Ushitsa (Nova Ushytsya), Ukraine. He was a patron of Yiddish and Hebrew literature. The Lamed Prizes over the years 1941-1960 has amounted to $150,000. He studied in yeshivas in Kamenets-Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi) and Odessa. He emigrated to the United States where he graduated from a law faculty in Detroit. He did not practice law, instead taking up business in which he proved very successful. He died in Miami Beach.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 516.
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