Abe Aronovitz

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Abe Aronovitz
Abe Aronovitz.jpg
27th Mayor of Miami
In office
1953–1955
Preceded by Chelsie J. Senerchia
Succeeded by Randy Christmas
Personal details
Born 1899
New York, New York
Died July 1960 (aged 60–61)
Miami, Florida
Profession Attorney

Abraham "Abe" Aronovitz (1899 – 11 July 1960) was a Jewish American lawyer and Mayor of Miami.

Aronovitz was one of six sons of Romanian immigrants, David and Kate Aronovitz. He was raised in Key West, Florida and graduated from Palm Beach High School. He also graduated from Stetson University. He was the uncle of Sidney Aronovitz (1920–1988), the US District Judge for the Southern District of Florida (1976–1988).

In the 1920s, he ran and lost the election for the Jacksonville city commission. He then moved to Miami and in 1926 was appointed acting State Attorney. In 1927, he ran and lost the election for the City Commission of the City of Miami. He served as Miami city attorney in the 1930s. He was elected mayor of Miami from 1953 through 1955 and then served as commissioner until he resigned due to health problems in 1958. He was staying at Havana Hilton Hotel in Havana, Cuba with his family when the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista fell on 1 January 1959.

References[edit]

  • The Miami News; Young Aronovitz Evocked Rage by Howard Kleinberg; 21 September 1985.
  • The Miami News; The Late Abe Aronovitz, A frail but Strong Man by Bill Baggs; 18 August 1960.
  • The St. Petersburg Times; Abe Aronovitz, Former Mayor of Miami Dies; 12 July 1960, Page 1.
Political offices
Preceded by
Chelsie J. Senerchia
Mayor of the City of Miami
1953–1955
Succeeded by
Randy Christmas