2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Ben Sadowski (1894-1974) was born 5 April 1894 in Massey, Ontario. He was the son of Rose (d. 3 February 1946) and Henry Sadowski (d. 15 July 1950) who immigrated to Canada and settled in Massey, Ontario in the 1880s. Henry and Rose opened the Sadowski General Store in Massey. Ben eventually moved to Toronto and married Pearl (nee Vise). Ben and Pearl had one child, Yvonne, who received her MA in Sociology from the University of Toronto and married Dr. L. S. Davis, MD. Ben died on Nov 20, 1974. Pearl died August 30, 1982.
Ben received a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto in 1918 and spent three years as a Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the university. He was President of both National Motors Limited and the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association of Canada during his career. During the Second World War, Ben served with the Vehicle Production Committee.
Ben was one of the founders and the first President of the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and a President of Jewish Family and Child Service Agency. An active communal leader, Ben received an MBE in 1946 for distinguished service to the Family Rehabilitation programme of Toronto and became the recipient of two Coronation Medals from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for outstanding communal endeavours. The UJA Federation's Ben Sadowski Award of Merit is named in his honour.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Ben Sadowski.
Sadowski, Ben, 1894-1974 (subject)
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