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Biography of Alexander Sondheimer

Alexander Sondheimer, banker and merchant, recognized as one of the representative and progressive business men of Muskogee, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, May 11, 1873, and is a son of Joseph and Johanna Sondheimer. His youthful days were spent in St. Louis and in Muskogee, for he was but six years of age when brought by his parents to this city. His father had first visited Muskogee in 1867 and, pleased with the city and its prospects, he brought his family here in 1879, so that Alexander Sondheimer pursued a part of his education in the schools of Muskogee. He finished his studies in the high school of St. Louis, where he also pursued a business course. When his textbooks were put aside he worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad at Tyler, Texas, where he continued for a year and then came to Muskogee, where he became court reporter, being one of the first court reporters of the state. He also reported the first democratic convention in the state, held at McAlester in 1892. He continued to engage in court reporting for two years and afterward became associated with his father in the buying of hides, wool and furs, the business being carried on under the firm name of the Joseph Sondheimer Sons Company. The business has been developed to notable proportions, being now the largest of the kind in the southwest, and since the death of the father Alexander Sondheimer has continued in the business, having one of the oldest houses of the kind in Muskogee. He possesses sound judgment and unfaltering enterprise and his close application,...

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