Arnold Labby (b. 1924)

Arnold Labby was born in Portland, Oregon on August 25, 1924. He attended Laurelhurst Elementary, Grant High School, and Lewis & Clark and Reed colleges. His father’s family, originally named Labkowski, was from Georgia and came to the US in 1905 with Arnold’s father Harry, who became a dentist. His mother’s family (Goldfarb) came to the Woodbine, New Jersey socialist colony in 1895 and worked in their Yuditski Hat factory. He married Eva Lamfromm in 1959 while living in San Francisco, and they had three daughters, Lisa, Andrea, and Karen. Arnold served in the Second World War, and later became a highly regarded clinical psychologist in Portland. He has always been a member of Congregation Beth Israel, but has had little involvement in the Jewish community.