Biography of Al L. Katz
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Al L. Katz is a veteran of the World War and one of Columbiana County's progressive and successful young men. He is editor and manager of the Columbiana Ledger. Mr. Katz was born in New York City, Oct. 10, 1897, and is the son of Isaac and Anna (August) Katz.

Mr. and Mrs. Katz, residents of Chicago, are the parents of three children: David; Al L., the subject of this sketch; and Beatrice.

After completing his early schooling in Brooklyn, N. Y., Al L. Katz attended high school at Des Moines, Ia., and the University of Iowa. At an early age he became interested in the printing business and in 1915 was employed on the Toronto Daily Star, Toronto, Canada. The following year he went to El Paso, Texas, and worked on the Morning Times until 1917, when he joined the Navy at the outbreak of the World War with the rank of a second class radio operator. He was stationed at San Diego, Calif., and later in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Following the war, Mr. Katz served as secretary of the Relief Society at El Paso, Texas, after which he was employed by the Charles Ilfeld Company, Los Vegas, N. M., as cost accountant. He was then located at Warren, Ark., in the printing business and in June, 1925, assumed his present position as editor and manager of the Columbiana Ledger.

On Aug. 29, 1919, Mr. Katz was united in marriage with Miss Ethel Bowers, the daughter of Isaac and Mabel Bowers of Arkansas, and both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Katz have a son, Alfred Lewis, born Oct. 9, 1922.

Mr. Katz holds membership in the Presbyterian church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled War Veterans. He is a Democrat and stands high in the community.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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