Loeb, James(lōb), 1867–1933, American banker and philanthropist, b. New York City; son of Solomon LoebLoeb, Solomon
, 1828–1903, American banker, b. Germany. After he came (1849) to the United States, he settled in Cincinnati and became wealthy as a dry-goods merchant.
..... Click the link for more information. . He entered (1888) Kuhn, Loeb and Company and retired from business at 34. Most of the rest of his life was spent abroad. He founded and endowed the Loeb Classical Library, a series of inexpensive yet attractive books containing on facing pages the original Greek and Latin texts and the English translations. He also founded (1905) in New York City the Institute of Musical Art, now part of the Juilliard SchoolJuilliard School, The
, in New York City; school of music, drama, and dance; coeducational; est. 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art, chartered 1926 as the Juilliard School of Music with two separate units—the Juilliard Graduate School (1924) and Institute of Musical Art.
..... Click the link for more information. , and a clinic for psychiatric study in Munich.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
Loeb, James(1867–1933) banker, philanthropist, philhellene; born in New York City. He was a member of the family banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb, and Company from 1888 until his father's death in 1901. Thereafter, he lived abroad, primarily in Germany. In 1902, he endowed the Charles Eliot Norton traveling fellowship for Harvard and Radcliffe graduates to attend the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. In 1910, he endowed the Loeb series of texts and English translations of the principal Greek and Latin authors.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.