February 9, 1869|
Kalvarija, Congress of Poland, Russian Empire
|Died||February 10, 1950
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Known for||Founder of Ex-Lax|
|Spouse(s)||Gussie H. Matz|
Israel Matz (Hebrew: ישראל מץ; February 9, 1869 - February 10, 1950) Matz is well known for founding the Ex-Lax company in 1906, today owned by Novartis. His grandson, Roy M. Goodman, was a New York State Senator from 1969–2002.
Israel Matz Institute for Jewish Law
The Israel Matz Institute for Jewish Law at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is located on Mount Scopus, in one of the original buildings of the Hebrew University, built in 1925.
Israel Matz Foundation
The Israel Matz Chair of Organic Chemistry
- Institute of Jewish Law:"The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law", Hebrew University of Jerusalem, available online at 
- TaxExemptWorld.com, 2008:"ISRAEL MATZ FOUNDATION", Tax Exempt/NonProfit Organization Information, available online at 
- The New York Times:"Paid Notice: Deaths ARFA, MILTON", The New York Times, 15 June 2003
- Annual report, 2001:"Historic Records of Major American Contributors", The Weizmann Institute of Science, available online at 
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