Julius Rosenwald of Chicago, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company
Nov, 1929
Armand Deutsch, the eleven-year old grandson of Julius Rosenwald, was considered by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb as the most promising potential victim on a list they drew up of young boys who they could kidnap and murder. Deutsch later claimed he escaped death because he had been picked up earlier in the day by the family chauffeur to go to a dental appointment. Other sources state that Loeb was reluctant to kidnap and murder Deutsch because his father Albert Loeb was vice-president of Sears, Roebuck. Deutsch would later work as a motion picture producer with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers and would be friends with numerous celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, Walter Annenberg and Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-111719.