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Albert Godchaux 1903 Biography



History of the Jews of Louisiana

Their Religious, Civic, Charitable, and Patriotic Life.

Compiled by The Jewish Historical Publishing Company of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana   1903, p. 93



The familiar name, Godchaux, conspicuous in commercial, financial and social circles, and representing varied interests which have augmented the prosperity of Louisiana, and the city of New Orleans in particular, is worthily borne by Mr. Albert Godchaux.


Mr. Godchaux, the fourth son of the lamented Leon Godchaux, was born in New Orleans, August 7, 1870. Reared amidst the elegant and refined influences of the Godchaux home on Esplanade Avenue, enjoying every advantage that wealth can contribute, at an early age Mr. Godchaux was given opportunities rarely enjoyed to acquire an education befitting his future prospects. When sufficiently advanced he matriculated at Tulane University where he received a thorough literary education. Proceeding thence to famous "Exeter," located at Exeter, N. H., he continued his studies, finally completing an extended course at the Institute of Technology-, Boston, Mass. 


Returning to New Orleans he was thoroughly prepared by the advantages he enjoyed to enter a professional career, had he so desired, but instead he entered active commercial life in the famous Godchaux establishment and gave h s attention to the upbuilding of this important New Orleans' establishment.  In due time Mr. Godchaux became identified with the various ramifications of industries and agriculture established by his father and has aided in enhancing their importance.  But Mr. Godchaux is not so bound up in business that he takes no interest in other issues. To the contrary he finds time to devote to fraternal work, to society- and any and every measure directed to the betterment of state and city.


In addition to his conduct of the Godchaux business, he is first vice-president of the New Orleans Progressive Union; he is also president of the Godchaux, Shelby & Mioton Co., Insurance Agents, and a director in various other important industrial organizations. 


He is in full fellowship with the Masonic fraternity, a member of the Chivalric Order of Pythias and an ardent member of the Elks.  Likewise he is President of the Harmony Club and interested in and holds membership in the Young Men's Hebrew Association, the Chess, Checker and Whist Club, and the Young Men's Gymnastic Club.


Mr. Godchaux has a fellow-feeling for all human kind; hence he is a valuable member of the various Jewish charities whose labor of love include maintenance of the Jewish Orphans' Home and the Touro Infirmary. Regardless of the multifarious duties of a civic, commercial and fraternal character, Mr. Godchaux is seen at his best within the precincts of his home. There on April 4, 1899, he brought his bride nee Aline Zodiag, one of the most charming and intellectual ladies of Shreveport, La. There Love reigns supreme; there business aside he enjoys the companionship of his intimates. There too in idle moments he finds solace in his favorite literature. For he is a student by temperament, in the wooing of the muses delighting much.



Owner/SourceHistory of the Jews of Louisiana
Date1903
Linked toAlbert Charles GODCHAUX

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