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Henry Aaron Alexander was born in Atlanta, the son of Julius Mortimer Alexander and Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander. His grandfather, Aaron Alexander, was the first Jew of American birth to settle in Atlanta. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1895 and in 1914 was asked to help in the appeals process for Leo M. Frank. He was a founder of the Atlanta Historical Society, president of the United Hebrew School, treasurer of Jewish Welfare Fund and a member of the advisory board of the Union of Sephardic Congregations in New York. The collection consists of correspondence from family members relating to the lives of members of this prominent family in Savannah and Atlanta; genealogical material on the Alexander family, and court documents, letters, and newspaper articles relating to the Leo M. Frank case, 1913-1915. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder. Finding aid available online:

Mss 24

Henry Aaron Alexander Sr. Family Papers

58 Related Subjects


Rosser, Luther Z., 1857-1928

Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948

Alexander, Aaron, 1812-1876

Alexander, Henry A., Sr., 1874-1967

Alexander, Julius M., Sr., 1844-1917

Alexander, Rebecca Solomons, 1854-1938

Appellate Procedure


Architectural Firms

Arnold, Reuben R., 1868-1930

Conley, James (Jim), 1886-ca. 1952

Associations, Institutions, etc.

Frank, Leo M., 1884-1915

Frank, Lucille Selig, 1888-1957

Phagan, Mary, 1900-1913

Haas, Herbert J., 1884-1953

Haas, Leonard, Sr., 1880-1969

Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education (Atlanta, Ga.)

Trial Transcripts

Trials - Murder

Solomons, Abraham A., 1816-1899

United Hebrew School of Atlanta
Religious Schools, Jewish

Jewish schools

Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)


United Daughters of the Confederacy

Universities and Colleges

University of Georgia
Universities and Colleges

University of Virginia
Universities and Colleges

Woodruff, Robert Winship, 1889-1985

Alexander, Esther

Alexander, Marian Kline, 1895-1984

American Council for Judaism

American Jewish Historical Society

B'nai B'rith

Congregation Or VeShalom (Atlanta, Ga.)

Cotton States & International Exposition, 1895


Alexander, Cecil A., Sr., 1877-1952

Alexander, Cecil A., Jr., 1918-2009

Solomons, Israella, 1856-1924

Slaton, John M., 1866-1955

Solomons, Cecilia

Solomins, Isaiah

Slaton, William M.

Moses, Stanford J.

Moses, Sarah

Kriegshaber, Adeline Mayer, 1868-1939

Kline, Solomon (Solomon Bar Leib Klinitsky), -1958

Slaughtering Industry and Trade

World War, 1914-1918


National Council of Jewish Women - Atlanta Section

Political Collectibles

Race Relations

Kishinev, Moldova


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