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Leonard K. Firestone wins Brotherhood award
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Leonard K. Firestone was born June 10, 1907 in Akron, Ohio. He joined the family business, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, after graduating from college in 1931 and became president of the company's operations in California in 1943. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1970. Firestone was active in Republican politics and was appointed U.S. ambassador to Belgium by President Richard Nixon in 1974, serving until 1976. Firestone was involved in many charities, especially those associated with alcohol abuse, and he co-founded the Betty Ford Center in 1982. He died on December 24, 1996. Charles Luckman was an architect and businessman. Benjamin F. Fairless was president of U.S. Steel Corporation.
Photograph caption dated April 27, 1956 reads "Civic leader is presented bronze plaque by Charles Luckman, left, and Benjamin F. Fairless of U.S. Steel Corporation." The award, presented by the National Conference of Christians and Jews, was given at the eighth annual Brotherhood Testimonial dinner at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Firestone was honored for his work in promoting good will among people of all religions and races. The men are wearing tuxedos, holding the plaque.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1502
Firestone, Leonard K.--(Leonard Kimball),--1907-1996
Firestone, Leonard K.--(Leonard Kimball),--1907-1996--Awards
Luckman, Charles,--1909-1999
Fairless, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin),--1890-1962
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
Beverly Hilton Hotel (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
National Conference of Christians and Jews
Philanthropists--United States
Businessmen--United States
Architects--United States
Plaques, plaquettes--California--Beverly Hills
Awards--California--Beverly Hills
Hotels--California--Beverly Hills
Men--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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