This collection is comprised of attorney Leo Wulfsohn's personal papers as part of his position as District Commander of Arkansas of Veterans of World War I, Inc., his position as National Judge Advocate for the same organization, and his involvement with the American Legion, Jewish War Veterans, and various fraternal and Masonic organizations. The bulk of the papers pertain to membership and organization for Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. from roughly 1964-1966, as well as membership cards for various organizations, personal ephemera, and greeting cards from Sylvia. The collection also contains various wills of Wulfsohn's clients during the time he was an attorney and the estate of Maynard B. Heath, a WWI veteran whose estate was handled by Wulfsohn. Heath had no heirs and was declared incompetent. Wulfsohn handled his finances while Heath spent two years in a Benton nursing home before passing.
Leo Wulfsohn was born in 1895 to William and Dina Wulfsohn, (née Wurzburg) and grew up in the Chicago area. Wulfsohn graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1916 and served in World War I shortly after. He became active as a Freemason at Fortitude Lodge No. 1003 in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. In 1928, he married Sylvia Rubin of Monroe, New York, and the two remained in the Chicago area for some time. Wulfsohn remained active in numerous groups, including the American Legion and Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A, Inc. The couple relocated first to Saline County, Arkansas, sometime in the mid-1950s, where Wulfsohn served briefly as Justice of the Peace. By the 1960s, they settled outside Hot Springs, Arkansas, where Wulfsohn continued to practice law and served as District Commander for the State of Arkansas for Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc. Sylvia died in Hot Springs in 1972, and Leo in 1979.
Document, 8.5" x 11"
Leo and Sylvia Wulfsohn papers, MS.000824
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Leo and Sylvia Wulfsohn papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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