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Simon Selig Jr. Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 210

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Simon Selig Jr. Family Papers will gain insight into a prominent Jewish family in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1986


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Biographical / Historical

Simon S. Selig, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 1, 1913 to Simon Selig, Sr. (1879-1943) and Emma Printz Selig (1884-1975). He attended Boys High School in Atlanta and the University of Georgia where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. During World War II he served for five years achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. Simon Selig was president of Selig Chemical and later the family real estate business. He was active in both Jewish and general organizations including Israel Bonds, The Temple, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Yaarab Shrine, B'nai B'rith, the Commerce Club and the Standard Club. Married to Caroline Massell Selig (1919-1984), he passed away in Atlanta on March 13, 1986 at age 72.


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A native of Atlanta, Simon Selig Jr. was president of Selig Chemical and later the family real estate business. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles relating to the life of career of Simon Selig. Also included are the papers of Benjamin J. Massell who was the father of Simon Selig's wife Caroline Massell. Benjamin Massell was a community leader and civic leader. Massell was born in Lithuania in 1886. He immigrated to the United States with his parents as a child and attended Boys High School. By the end of his second year he quit school to begin a working career that culminate in his being one of Atlanta's most successful real estate developers.

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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States