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Herbert S. Auerbach
Born (1882-10-04)October 4, 1882
Died March 19, 1945(1945-03-19) (aged 62)
Other work member of the Utah House of Representatives

Herbert S. Auerbach (October 4, 1882 – 1945) was a prominent Jewish businessman in Salt Lake City and also a member of the Utah House of Representatives.

Early life and education[]

Auerbach was born on October 4, 1882 in Salt Lake City,[1] where his father ran a department store. At age 15 he went to Germany to study at J. J. Meier School in Wiesbaden, then Lausanne, Switzerland.[1] He then went to Columbia University where he received a degree in metallurgy in 1906.[1]


He spent the next five years working with mines in Colorado, but from 1911 on spent his time running the family department store in Salt Lake City.

Auerbach also served as a member of the University of Utah board of regents, a major in the Ordnance Section of the United States Army during World War I,[1] and a member of the Utah State Legislature from 1925-1929.

Auerbach also pursued studies in Utah history and was a poet and songwriter.

Death and legacy[]

Auerbach died on March 19, 1945.[1]

Although a Jew, his funeral was held at the Salt Lake Assembly Hall of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Frank W. Asper as organist and Jessie Evans Smith singing at least one solo.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Who Was Who in American History - the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1975. p. 19. ISBN 0837932017. 

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