Name: Louchheim, Stuart (1892-1971)



Historical Note: Stuart Fleischer Louchheim was born in 1892 to Joseph A. Louchheim, a clothing manufacturer, and Theresa F. Louchheim, in Philadelphia, PA. After serving as a major in the U.S. Army during the First World War, he was successful as a businessman and patron of the arts in addition to his work as a composer. His best-known work, "Mixed Emotions," was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, among others. A 1951 Associated Press article details his ambitions as a songwriter, as well as his affiliation as a distributor for Columbia Records. His 1971 New York Times obituary highlights his philanthropic activities; multiple sources note his role in the preservation of the Philadelphia Academy of Music.
Sources:

U.S. Social Security Death Index

1900 and 1910 U.S. Censuses, via http://www.familysearch.org

"Fleisher." Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 2012 November 30 from http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0007_0_06566.html

The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 3rd ed. Compiled and edited by the Lynn Farnol Group, Inc. New York, 1966.

Associated Press, AP Newsfeatures, "Executive Now Seeks Career As Music Man," found in Greeley Daily Tribune, July 24, 1951, via Newspapers.com.

"Stuart F. Louchheim, Who Saved Philadelphia Music Shrine, Dies," New York Times, January 18, 1971. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/01/18/archives/stuart-f-louchheim-who-saved-philadelphia-music-shrine-dies.html



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