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August 3, 2006
On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, SAMUEL BLAUSTEIN beloved husband of the late Anna Blaustein (nee Baum) loving father of Lee Whiteman and the late Paul Harry Blaustein and Natalie Blaustein Lapidus, devoted father-in-law of Alfred Whiteman, loving grandfather of Mitchell and Amanda Whiteman. Services and interment at Beth Jacob Congregation Cemetery-Finksburg, MD, on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 A.M. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be directed in his memory to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 850 Sligo Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD, (20910)
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Mary Carole McCauley | July 11, 2014
Chump change it ain't. With a net worth estimated at a cool $2.1 billion, Baltimore's Blaustein brood ranks as number 108 on Forbes' magazine's list of the 185 richest families in America, worth a combined $1.2 trillion. The only Charm City clan to make the list, the Blausteins made their bucks in the early 20th century, according to the Blaustein Philantrhopic Group's website. It seems that Louis, a Lithuanian immigrant and his son, Jacob, teamed up to deliver kerosene in a horse-drawn wagon through the streets of Baltimore.  In 1910, the pair named their fledgling business the American Oil Company -- Or Amoco.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Evening Sun Staff | December 19, 1990
Morton K. Blaustein, the son and grandson of the founders of the predecessor of Amoco Oil and chief executive officer of the American Trading and Production Corp., died Monday night after choking on food while eating at a hotel restaurant in Richmond, Va. He was 64.Blaustein, who lived in Stevenson, was listed by Forbes magazine this year as among the 400 richest people in America. The magazine ranked him 112th, with a personal fortune estimated at $700 million.Blaustein was stricken while eating in Chardonnay's Restaurant of the Richmond Marriott Hotel where he was staying.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | April 28, 2007
A landmark Baltimore office tower built by the founder of Amoco Oil was purchased yesterday by a Wilmington, Del.-based commercial developer. The Buccini/Pollin Group said yesterday that it acquired One North Charles Street, built in 1963 by oil magnate Jacob Blaustein, for an undisclosed amount. Buccini/Pollin will be spending more than $30 million, including the acquisition cost and nearly $10 million in renovations to the 25-story tower and outside plaza, said Christopher F. Buccini, a founding partner.
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By DeWitt Bliss | December 19, 1990
In some editions of The Sun yesterday, the obituary of Morton K. Blaustein incorrectly referred to a relative as Louis Rosenberg. The relative's name actually is Louis Thalheimer.The Sun regrets the errors.Morton K. Blaustein, chairman and chief executive officer of Baltimore's American Trading and Production Corp., and one of Maryland's richest men, died Monday at a hospital in Richmond, Va., after choking on his food during dinner at a hotel there.OC Mr. Blaustein, who was 64, had been attending a meeting in Richmond of the board of directors of Signet Bank.
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By From Staff Reports | February 25, 1994
The family of the late Morton K. Blaustein has pledged $2 million to Johns Hopkins University to endow a professorship in earth and planetary sciences.Mr. Blaustein, a Baltimore executive who died in 1990, received a degree in geology from Hopkins in 1950 and a doctorate in petroleum geology from Stanford University."He had a lifelong interest in this area," said David Hirschhorn, Mr. Blaustein's brother-in-law and president of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation."What our foundation did was primarily to carry out what we knew were the wishes of Morton Blaustein," he added.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1991
David Hirschhorn has been elected chairman of American Trading and Production Corp. of Baltimore, filling a position left vacant when Morton K. Blaustein, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, died unexpectedly last month.Hirschhorn, who has been with the company for 32 years, has served as president, chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board.Louis B. Thalhelmer, who has worked for the company for 10 years and served as senior vice president, president and chief operating officer, was elected president and chief executive officer.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | September 30, 1994
The Blaustein family's real estate arm has begun actively working to sell its namesake office tower downtown for the first time in its 31-year history, according to a package sent to potential investors this week.The 25-story Blaustein Building is especially noteworthy because was one of the key elements that sparked Baltimore's downtown renaissance in the early 1960s.American Trading Real Estate Properties Inc., the Blaustein-controlled real estate firm, is seeking $13.5 million for the 1 N. Charles St. tower, according to the confidential offering package, a copy of which was obtained by The Sun.The 287,000-square-foot tower is the headquarters for Blaustein affiliates Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
The Park School in Brooklandville will break ground this afternoon for a mathematics and science center.Named for a Park alumnus, the Morton K. Blaustein Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology will house classrooms, laboratories, a 100-seat lecture hall and areas for independent student research. The 28,000-square-foot center will allow students to do science rather than just learn about it, said David Jackson, head of the school.Through two foundations, the family of Mr. Blaustein, who died in 1990, contributed $1.5 million toward the $2.9 million project.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | April 20, 1993
Harry "Heinie" Blaustein, considered Baltimore's finest boxing trainer who guided Vince and Joe Dundee and Harry Jeffra to world titles, died yesterday in St. Agnes Hospital at the age of 92.Blaustein, who also trained light heavyweight champion Archie Moore during the 1940s when he campaigned as a middleweight in Baltimore, and Red Burman, who challenged Joe Louis for the heavyweight crown in 1941, had spent the past six weeks in the hospital after suffering...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | September 8, 2006
David Hirschhorn, retired chairman of the board and former president of American Trading and Production Corp. who was active in numerous Jewish and philanthropic organizations, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital from complications of Parkinson's disease. The longtime Pikesville resident was 88. Mr. Hirschhorn was born in Prague and arrived with his family at Ellis Island in New York harbor, July 4, 1922. "He always said his first memory of the United States was of watching fireworks and believing they were celebrating his family's arrival," said a son, Michael J. Hirschhorn of Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Hirschhorn was raised in Newark, N.J., and worked as an office boy at Ronson Corp.
NEWS
August 3, 2006
On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, SAMUEL BLAUSTEIN beloved husband of the late Anna Blaustein (nee Baum) loving father of Lee Whiteman and the late Paul Harry Blaustein and Natalie Blaustein Lapidus, devoted father-in-law of Alfred Whiteman, loving grandfather of Mitchell and Amanda Whiteman. Services and interment at Beth Jacob Congregation Cemetery-Finksburg, MD, on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 A.M. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be directed in his memory to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 850 Sligo Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD, (20910)
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2005
The Blaustein Building, a symbol of downtown revitalization when it was built by the founder of Amoco Oil in the 1960s, has been sold to a commercial real estate partnership for $10 million. Corinthian Realty Partners of Bethesda and Nellis Corp. of Rockville have acquired the 25-story building from BGK Equities LLC of New Mexico. The transaction, completed three weeks ago, is seen by business experts as another sign of confidence in the public and private-sector efforts to revitalize the west side of downtown, near the building at North Charles and Fayette streets.
NEWS
May 11, 2004
On May 9, 2004 NATALIE LAPIDUS (nee Blaustein); loving wife of Mark Lapidus; beloved daughter of Samuel and the late Anna Blaustein; devoted sister of Lee Whiteman of Owings Mills, MD and the late Paul Blaustein; beloved sister-in-law of Alfred Whiteman, Richard Cohen and Linda Lapidus, Norman and L. Lee Lapidus; devoted daughter-in-law of Iris and the late Stanley Lapidus; beloved aunt of Mitchell Whiteman, Amanda Whiteman, Austen Cohen and Autumn Cohen....
NEWS
March 15, 2004
On Saturday March 13, 2004 LOIS RUDO (nee Solomon) beloved wife of Arnold Rudo, devoted mother of Michele Blaustein and Stefanie Siegel both of Baltimore, dear mother-in-law of Howard Blaustein, devoted sister of Judith and Robert Miller of Baltimore, MD, dear sister-in-law of Constance and Jerome Mazer and the late Dr. Marvin Rudo, loving grandmother of Matthew and Jeremy Blaustein, Rachel and Jacob Pototsky. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. HOME, 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Monday March 15 at 9 AM. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, Berryman's Lane.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 21, 2003
A duffel bag left near a telephone pole snarled evening rush-hour traffic in downtown Baltimore yesterday as police evacuated the nearby Blaustein Building and shut down traffic near Charles and Fayette streets. City police received a report of a suspicious package about 4:15 p.m., said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. The Blaustein Building in the first block of N. Charles St. was evacuated while the city bomb squad unit used a robotic device to determine whether the bag posed a threat.
NEWS
December 19, 1990
Morton K. Blaustein, chairman and chief executive officer of Baltimore's American Trading and Production Corp., died Monday at a hospital in Richmond, Va., after choking on his food during dinner at a hotel there.Mr. Blaustein, who was 64, had been attending a meeting in Richmond of the board of directors of Signet Bank.He joined the Signet board when it took over the Union Trust Co., in which his company was a large investor.Services for Mr. Blaustein, who lived on Anton Farms Road in Stevenson, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave.His father, Jacob Blaustein, and his grandfather, Louis Blaustein, were the founders of the old American Oil Co. American Trading and Production is the family business that owns oil tankers, oil and gas properties, communications, security and office products, manufacturing companies and real estate, including the Blaustein and W. R. Grace buildings in downtown Baltimore.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | January 27, 1994
The Urban Landscape column Jan. 27 about the Baltimore City Life Museums contained incorrect information about the late Morton K. Blaustein, former president of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation. Mr. Blaustein, who died in 1990, was the brother-in-law of David Hirschhorn, the foundation's current president.The Sun regrets the errors.A leader in the effort to create a full-fledged "Museum Row" on the east side of downtown Baltimore will be commemorated in a $5.8 million exhibition center to be built starting this spring.
NEWS
April 4, 2003
On April 1, 2003, FRANCES B. ZINZ (nee Blaustein); beloved wife of the late Oscar E. Zinz; loving mother of Terry Zinz Fishler of Baltimore, Carole Zinz Pylant of Atlanta, GA, and Sandy Zinz Snitzer of Baltimore; devoted sister of Martha Steifel and the late Libby Mintzes, Sara Blaustein and Eli Blaustein; adored grandmother of Jennifer Zinz Ashton, Zachary Scott Snitzer, Samantha Leigh Snitzer, and Christopher O'Neal Pylant. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS, INC, 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Thursday, April 3, at 2 P.M. Interment Har Sinai Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road.
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