LeFrak, Samuel J., 1918-2003


LeFrak, Samuel J., 1918-2003


Bio: Samuel J. LeFrak (b. February 12, 1918, Brooklyn, New York-d. April 6, 2003, New York City), real estate executive, grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Erasmus Hall High School. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1940. He was a noted landlord who chaired a private building firm, the LeFrak Organization. The development firm is best known for major development projects in Battery Park City, LeFrak City in Queens, and Newport, Jersey City.


LBJ Connection: Donor of materials relating to the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped and various published materials