Biography of Charles V. D. Siegel
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CHARLES V. D. SIEGEL – The city of Springfield, with its population of over 162,000, has need for many lawyers. Charles V. D. Siegel represents one of the younger members of the profession, having not yet reached his twenty-eighth year, and having been in actual practice for a period not exceeding five years. In this short time, however, he has shown marked ability for the work, and the future holds much promise for him.
Charles V. D. Siegel was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, March 5, 1898, and is a son of Morris Siegel, born in East Prussia, and his wife, Rose (Baime) Siegel, a native of Russia. The parents left their native homes, and upon arriving in this country settled in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where Morris Siegel engaged in business as a dry goods merchant. He is still (1925) a resident of this city and continues to conduct his mercantile enterprise which has brought prosperity to him.
Charles V. D. Siegel was reared in the healthful environment of Pittsfield, and was given a good education. His early studies were pursued in the public and high schools of Pittsfield, after which he continued studies at the Morningside Preparatory School, graduating from this school with the class of 1913. He then matriculated at the Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, where he studied for two years, and was graduated from the University Law School with his LL. B. degree, class of 1918, among the youngest who ever graduated. In 1919 he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar, since which time he has been engaged in the practice of the law in Springfield, in which city he also makes his home. Mr. Siegel is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and in politics he is a Republican. During the World War he enlisted for service and was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia, where he served as a member of the Officers’ Training School Mr. Siegel is a member of the B’nai B’rith, of Springfield, and formerly an officer and member of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association of Springfield.
On May 30, 1920, occurred the marriage of Charles V. D. Siegel, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida B. Rubinstein, born in Springfield, daughter of Kalman and Mary (Cohen) Rubinstein, both of whom are natives of Russia.