Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton and Shimon Peres to Commemorate Edgar Bronfman Sr.

Shimon Peres and Hillary Clinton will reunite to pay tribute to Edgar Bronfman Sr. on January 28.   The event will take place at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

Israel's President Peres stands with U.S. Secretary of State Clinton before their meeting in Jerusalem

Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. Obituary

6/20/1929 - 12/21/2013| 

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Edgar M. Bronfman received the Presidential Medal of Freedom of President Bill Clinton in 1999

Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. Obituary

6/20/1929 - 12/21/2013| Visit Guest Book
Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. (Associated Press, David Karp)
Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. (Associated Press, David Karp)
NEW YORK (AP) - Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Saturday. He was 84.

The Canadian-born Bronfman died at his New York home surrounded by family, according to the family charity he led, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation.

Bronfman made his fortune with his family's Seagram's liquor empire, taking over as chairman and CEO in 1971 and continuing the work of his father, Samuel. Under Bronfman's leadership, Seagram expanded its offerings and was eventually acquired by French media and telecom group Vivendi Universal in 2000.
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