Edward Lasker

German-American chess player Edward Lasker

Edward Lasker was a leading Jewish German-American chess and Go player. He was awarded the title of International Master of chess by FIDE. Lasker was an engineer by profession, and an author.
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Prussia
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New York

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Morris Lasker Dies at 92; Made City Clean Its Jails
NYTimes - about 8 years
Morris E. Lasker, a federal judge in New York and Massachusetts for four decades who struck down squalid, often brutal conditions in New York City jails and upheld prisoners' rights perhaps more than any other jurist of his era, died Friday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 92 and had homes in Cambridge and Chilmark, Mass. The cause was cancer, his son
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Paid Notice: Deaths LEBWORTH, CARAL GIMBEL
NYTimes - over 9 years
LEBWORTH--Caral Gimbel , died peacefully in her home on September 25, 2008. after a short illness. Caral was born on November 29, 1914 to Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel. The two great passions of Caral's long Iife were horses and the arts. At the age of 17, she dropped out of high school and went to Paris to study art for two years. There, she met
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Paid Notice: Deaths LEBWORTH, CARAL GIMBEL
NYTimes - over 9 years
LEBWORTH--Caral Gimbel, died peacefully in her home on September 25, 2008. after a short illness. Caral was born on November 29, 1914 to Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel. The two great passions of Caral's long Iife were horses and the arts. At the age of 17, she dropped out of high school and went to Paris to study art for two years. There, she met
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Paid Notice: Deaths LEBWORTH, CARAL GIMBEL
NYTimes - over 9 years
LEBWORTH--Caral Gimbel, died peacefully in her home on September 25, 2008. after a short illness. Caral was born on November 29, 1914 to Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel. The two great passions of Caral's long Iife were horses and the arts. At the age of 17, she dropped out of high school and went to Paris to study art for two years. There, she met
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Elizabeth Samek, Terrance O'Malley
NYTimes - over 12 years
Elizabeth Lasker Samek, a daughter of Marthann Lauver Samek and Edward Lasker Samek of Southwest Harbor, Me., was married yesterday at her parents' summer house in Edison, N.J., to Terrance James O'Malley, a son of Margaret McGinn O'Malley and Lawrence O'Malley of Souderton, Pa. The Rev. Robert E. Martin, a Presbyterian minister, officiated. Mrs.
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Jane Greer, 76, Film Noir Star Who Returned to Do a Remake
NYTimes - over 16 years
Jane Greer, whose dolorous but luminous dark eyes and world-weary beauty made her the ideal femme fatale opposite Robert Mitchum in ''Out of the Past'' and ''The Big Steal,'' film noir classics of the 1940's, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 76. The cause was complications of cancer, her son Alex Lasker said. When ''Out of the Past'' was remade
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Mona May Karff Dies at 86; A Dominant Figure in Chess
NYTimes - about 20 years
Mona May Karff, who won the United States women's chess championship seven times, died on Jan. 10 at her home on Riverside Drive in Manhattan. She was 86 and had been among the first four Americans to attain the rank of international woman master. The cause was heart failure, friends said. From the time she won her first national title at the
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Paid Notice: Deaths LASKER, EDWARD
NYTimes - over 20 years
LASKER-Edward. Philip Morris Companies Inc. notes with sorrow the death July 11, 1997, of retired Philip Morris Director Edward Lasker. Mr. Lasker served with distinction on the Philip Morris Companies Inc. Board of Directors from 1961 to 1983. During his years on the Board, Philip Morris became the largest tobacco company in the U.S., accelerated
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Paid Notice: Deaths LASKER, EDWARD
NYTimes - over 20 years
LASKER-Edward. Philip Morris Companies Inc. notes with sorrow the death July 11, 1997, of retired Philip Morris Director Edward Lasker. Mr. Lasker served with distinction on the Philip Morris Companies Inc. Board of Directors from 1961 to 1983. During his years on the Board, Philip Morris became the largest tobacco company in the U.S., accelerated
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Mary W. Lasker, Philanthropist For Medical Research, Dies at 93
NYTimes - about 24 years
Mary Woodard Lasker, the philanthropist and champion of medical research and urban beautification, died on Monday at her home in Greenwich, Conn. She was 93 years old and also had an apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. The cause was heart failure, said her nephew, James W. Fordyce. She made her last public appearance at a luncheon at the
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DR. EDWARD LASKER IS DEAD AT 95; 5-TIME U.S. OPEN CHESS WINNER
NYTimes - almost 37 years
Dr. Edward Lasker, a five-time winner of the United States open chess championship, died Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 95 years old. Dr. Lasker won the open championship in 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920 and 1921. He lost the 1923 final to Frank Marshall, 8 1/2 to 9 1/2, and competed in a famous, select tournament in 1924 at the Alamac Hotel in
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Mary Lasker Block Dies; Chicago Cultural Leader
NYTimes - about 37 years
Mary Lasker Block, long active in Chicago's cultural affairs, died yesterday at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she had a winter home. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Block, who also lived in Lake Forest, Ill., was a daughter of the late Albert D. Lasker, founder of the Lord & Thomas advertising agency. She was a vice president of the agency
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edward Lasker
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 95
    Lasker lived on the Upper West Side of New York City until his death in 1981.
  • 1973
    Age 87
    In a February 8, 1973 letter to Robert B. Long, Lasker explained their exact relationship: The genealogy, incidentally, indicates that the common forbear of Emanuel and myself was the son Samuel Lasker of the Rabbi of the Polish village Łask, whose name was originally Meier Hindels.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1924
    Age 38
    He was friends with former World Champion Emanuel Lasker. Edward wrote in his memoirs of the New York 1924 tournament as published in the March 1974 edition of Chess Life magazine: "I did not discover that we were actually related until he (Emanuel Lasker) told me shortly before his death that someone had shown him a Lasker family tree on one of whose branches I was dangling."
    Although Lasker never won against Capablanca, he drew as Black against him at the 1924 New York tournament.
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    For that, Lasker was invited to participate in the legendary New York 1924 chess tournament, a double round robin featuring such world class players as Alekhine, Efim Bogoljubov, Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, and Réti.
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  • 1923
    Age 37
    His best result was his narrow 8½–9½ loss in a match with Frank Marshall for the U.S. Championship in 1923; this result was achieved even after Lasker had to take a postponement while leading the match due to a severe kidney stone attack.
  • 1921
    Age 35
    In 1921–23, he invented a mechanical breast pump, which saved many premature infants' lives and made Lasker a lot of money, although it caused his friends to refer to him facetiously as "the chest player".
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  • 1917
    Age 31
    When America entered the war in 1917, he was sent enlistment papers, but with the right of exemption as a German.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1914
    Age 28
    Haldane-Porter remembered that Lasker had won the London chess championship in May 1914 and he had personally witnessed Lasker's famous game against George Alan Thomas that same year.
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    Before World War I he moved first to London, England, and then, in 1914 shortly after the outbreak of war, to America, the birthplace of his mother.
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  • 1910
    Age 24
    Lasker earned undergraduate degrees at the Technical College of Charlottenburg in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, graduating in 1910.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1885
    Born
    Born on December 3, 1885.
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