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Atlanta, Georgia
May 11, 2005
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Thomas Joseph Asher was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother Helen was an Elsas of the Fulton Bay and Cotton Mills family. Tom attended Cornell University and after graduation became a stockbroker. His career spans decades in New York and Atlanta. He discusses the financial investment world, including some of the antisemitism he encountered. He married Spring Asher and they had three children: Joey, Juliet and Hugh. Tom was involved with a variety of community roles including with the Temple and the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. He discusses his ancestors and other prominent families in Atlanta, his childhood, his friends and social activities, his university education, his service in the Army, and the events of the decades of his investment career.

OHC-Thomas Joseph Asher

Thomas Joseph Asher (1936 - ) - Oral History

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Emigration and Immigration


Downtown Atlanta Exchange Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Asher, Thomas J., 1936-


Elsas, Jacob, 1842-1932


Germany


United States


Peddlers and Peddling


United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865


Jewish soldiers


Cartersville (Ga.)
Georgia

Georgia


Bags


Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills (Atlanta, Ga.)
Mills and Mill-work

Mills and Mill-work


Atlanta Paper Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Paper Industry and Trade

Paper Industry and Trade


Elsas, Clara Stahl, 1846-1905


Jacobs, Sinclair S., 1889-1977


Elsas, Oscar, 1871-1924


Elsas, Emma Ehrlich, 1874-1941


Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Universities and Colleges


Elsas, Norman, 1896-1994


Asher, Helen Elsas, 1906-1994


Elsas, Mildred Danziger


Textile Industry


United States. Navy


Aviators


Cabbagetown (Atlanta, Ga.)


Neely, Frank H., 1884-1979


Rich's, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Department Stores
General Stores; Dime Stores; Dry Goods

Boston (Mass.)
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Massachusetts


Ehrlich Pipes - Boston, Massachusetts
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Augusta (Ga.)
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Burke County (Ga.)
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Mrs. Matthew's Nursery School (Atlanta, Ga.)


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Cornell University
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Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Jews, German


Jewish-Jewish Relations


Polio


Antisemitism


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Smith Barney
Investment and financial industry

Marx, David M., 1872-1962
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Rappaport, Ellen Marx


Rabbis


Rothschild, Jacob M., 1911-1973
Rabbis

Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Mayfair Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Passover
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Jewish schools


Sunday Schools, Jewish
Religious Schools, Jewish

Tau Delta Phi. Tau Beta Chapter (Cornell University)
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Hirsch, Morris, 1907-1967


Hirsch Bros. (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Howard School (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Wall Street - New York City, New York
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New York

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United States. Army Reserve


Fort Bragg (N.C.)
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Green, Green


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New York Stock Exchange


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High Holidays
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts; Yom Kippur; Rosh Ha-Shanah

Civil Rights Movement


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France


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