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Abraham Marcus Loewenthal (1874–1945)

The death has occurred of Mr. Abraham Marcus Loewenthal, well-known Sydney businessman and philanthropist, aged 70.

Mr. Loewenthal, whose home was in Longworth Avenue, Point Piper, held the Australian record of having "written" £3,750,000 worth of life insurance. He insured his own life in favour of several charities of which he had been a regular supporter.

Born in the Clarence River district, he became a commercial traveller and organised the C.T.A.'s fund to maintain a new ward at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He did not enter the insurance field until he had retired from business. Later he was appointed consultant to the A.M.P. Society.

Mr. Loewenthal leaves an adult family. Two of his sons are doctors.

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'Loewenthal, Abraham Marcus (1874–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 June 2024.

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23 September, 1874
New South Wales, Australia


12 July, 1945 (aged 70)
Point Piper, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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