Leland Lowenson (1902-2001)

Leland Lowenson was born in 1902, in Portland, Oregon to George and Daisy (Dorothea Hermann) Lowenson. The family had been in Portland since 1883, and in San Francisco before that. They lived in Northwest Portland and Leland attended Couch and Ainsworth Grammar Schools, Lincoln High School, and Stanford University. His family was involved with Congregation Beth Israel, where Leland was its first bar mitzvah. He married his wife, Celene, in 1933 at the height of the Depression, and they had two children, Lynn and Lee.