1929-2013 || Edgar Bronfman: The last of the Jewish patrician benefactors
Edgar Bronfman led a long, industrious life, but ultimately saw his influence dim.
Edgar Miles Bronfman, who died on Sunday aged 84, achieved many transitions during his lifetime. He transformed his family’s image from that of Russian-Jewish immigrants on the Canadian frontier to cultured Manhattan nobility, bequeathing New York one of its iconic skyscrapers. Under his management the family business Seagram went from being a liquor company with murky Prohibition-era...
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