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Title: Harry Lashkowitz                      
Dates: 1907-1985

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Abstract:  Papers relate primarily to Lashkowitz’s time as Secretary of the Cass County Democratic Committee and his fund raising for the Jewish Welfare Association (ND). Also included is a scrapbook and transcripts of testimony relating to William Langer's trial on a felony charge (1934-1935), transcripts of testimony and briefs relating to William Langer's libel suit against the Courier-News (1919-1923), and transcripts of testimony relating to Arthur C. Townley's bankruptcy proceedings.

The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Lashkowitz’s son, Shelley Lashkowitz, in July 1985.
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From the Fargo Forum June 29, 1963:
Funeral services for Harry Lashkowitz, 74, widely known Fargo attorney who died unexpectedly in Minot, N.D. Friday, are tentatively set for Monday at 2.

Lashkowitz, the father of Fargo’s mayor, Herschel Lashkowitz, apparently died of a coronary in a Minot hotel while attending the N.D. Bar Association convention there with another son, Shelley J. Lashkowitz of Fargo.

Mr. Lashkowitz was active in civic affairs, in the Elks Lodge, both in Fargo and statewide, in legal circles, and in the Jewish organization B’nai B’rith.

Last November he was defeated by a narrow margin by Hamilton Englert of Valley City for a judgeship in the 1st Judicial District.

Mr. Lashkowitz was born May 1, 1889 in Ukrainia and came to the United States and New York with his parents in 1896, moving to Fargo about 1905. He received his bachelor of laws degree from New York University and was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 1912.

The exalted ruler of the Fargo Elks Lodge in 1930, Mr. Lashkowitz was elected president of the B’nai B’rith Grand Lodge No. 6 in 1931.

In 1933 he was appointed assistant U.S. District Attorney, resigning from that office in1953 to return to private practice.

Mr. Lashkowitz and the former Edda J. Levitz of Fargo were married here on June 19, 1917.
Besides the two sons, who live in the family home at 1202 8th St. s., there are two daughters, Jane Lashkowitz of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Sid (Lorraine) Jeffe of Birmingham, Mich. A brother, Ralph, and a sister, Mrs. Max Eisner, reside in New York.


Box 1:
Series I Proceedings
1 Cass County Democratic Committee Minutes 1936-1938
2 Cass County Democratic Committee Resolutions 1936, n.d.
3 Cass County Democratic Committee Vote on Secretary n.d.
4 Cass County Democratic Committee Nominations for Vacancies n.d.
5 Cass County Democratic Convention Proxies 1936
6 Rules and Regulations Governing Local Clubs as Outlined in Cass County Constitution for Democratic Women’s Clubs 1935

Series II Correspondence
7 Correspondence 1942 -1985
8 Correspondence – B’nai B’rith Wider Scope Campaign 1927-1931
9 Correspondence – Cass County Democratic Committee 1936-1937
10 Correspondence – Cass County Democratic Committee Job Appointments 1933-1935
11 Correspondence – Cass County Democratic Committee Job Appointments 1936-1938
12 Correspondence – Cass County Democratic Committee Post Office Appointments

Series III Subject Files
13 Cass County Democratic Precinct Committeemen n.d.
14 Party Conventions – Session Laws 1936
15 Representative Lemke Voting Record 1935-1937
16 Voting Laws 1936, n.d.

Series IV Legal Documents
17 Bell Estate, Devils Lake 1919-1938
18 William Langer v. Courier –News
19 United States v. William Langer et. al. 1933
20 C. P. Peterson et. al. v William Lemke, A. C. Townley & NonPartisan Publishing Co. 1922-1923

Series V Financial Documents
21 B’nai B’rith Wider Scope Campaign Pledges/Contributions 1927-1931
22 Cass County Democratic Committee Contributions 1936, n.d.

Series VI Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Materials
23 Newspaper Clippings 1917-1935
24 Newspaper Clippings – William Langer Trial 1934-1935

Scrapbook – Langer Trial 1933-1935

Series VII Printed Material
25 Transcript of Townley Proceeding 1921
26 Speeches 1936, n.d.
27 Speeches – FDR 1932
28 Ephemera 1910-1965, n.d.
29 Ephemera – Political 1932-1970, n.d.
30 Newsletters 1928-1969
31 Programs 1907, 1969, n.d.
32 Publications 1920-1966

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