Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

In Memoriam: Saul Viener (1921-2006)

Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

In Memoriam: Saul Viener (1921-2006)

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The Virginia Historical Society was deeply saddened by news of the death on July 25, 2006, of a dear and devoted friend of many years, Saul Viener.

A native of Charles Town, West Virginia, Saul Viener graduated from Sheperd State College and served his country in the navy during World War II. After the war, he earned a master's degree in history at the University of West Virginia. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Richmond and joined his brothers in running the family metal smelting and refining company. History, however, was his lifelong passion. Generously volunteering his time to numerous causes, he held many leadership posts in Virginia historical and cultural organizations, including the Jamestown Festival in 1957, the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He was a co-founder of the Southern Jewish Historical Society and vice president and executive council member of the American Jewish Historical Society. In Richmond he served as president of the Jewish Community Council and of Congregation Beth Ahabah, where he played an instrumental role in the creation of the Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives. …

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