American educator; born at Manchester, England, Dec. 29, 1853; emigrated to New York in 1865; educated at the College of the City of New York (M.A. 1873) and at Columbia College (LL.B. 1875; Ph.D. 1878). Leipziger was a teacher in the New York public schools (1873-81), becoming assistant superintendent of schools (1891-96), superintendent of lectures for the Board of Education (1890-96), and, in 1896, supervisor of lectures in New York city. He was chairman of the library committee of the Aguilar Free Library (1889-1903), president of the New York Library Club (1900-2), and a member of the circulation committee of the New York Public Library (1903).

Leipziger has taken an active interest in extending the system of manual and industrial training in public schools, and has called special attention to the necessity for Jews to engage in mechanical occupations. He was the director and organizer of the Hebrew Technical Institute in New York (1884-1891), president of the Manual Training Departmentof the National Educational Association (1889), a member of the board of governors of the Hebrew Union College (1893-1902), and, since 1899, has been president of the Judæans. Leipziger is the author of "The New Education," New York, 1888, and of a large number of articles on educational and ethical subjects.

  • Who's Who in America, 1903-5;
  • The New York Times, Supplement, Jan. 1, 1900.
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