Edward Halle was born on April 9, 1915, in New York City. His parents Ethel Fried Halle and Louis Halle had emigrated from Europe to escape the bad treatment that Jews were being subjected to.
His father, Louis Halle worked hard and became a lawyer. He was a very well know admiralty attorney during prohibition and prospered by defending bootleggers and getting their goods out of impound.
His mother, Ethel Fried Halle, was a school teacher. She kept a kosher home until her mother who lived with them died.
Edward Halle was a great dad to both of his children, Jason Halle and Peter Halle. He tried his best to see that we always had whatever we needed and tried to teach us about family values, character and honesty.
Edward Halle did not have the stomach for the type of work his father did, dealing with criminals most of the day, and when his father died in 1948 he switched specialties and became a patent attorney. He went on to become a President of the American Patent Law Association. After his presidency the name of the organization was changed to the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
He was a great dad, he was honest and he had integrity. He tried to teach his children to have character and be forthright in all their dealings.
Edward Halle married the love of his life, who became Elaine Lindo Halle.
Edward Halle died on May 25, 2000, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Links of interest:
Edward Halle, as Executor of the Estate of Louis Halle, Deceased, Petitioner, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings Paperback –
Supreme Court Appellate Division – First Department
Elaine Lindo Halle
Elaine Lindo Halle
Elaine Lindo Halle was born on February 22, 1921. She grew up in Panama City, Republic of Panama. She was educated in the United States and lived her adult life here. She Passed away on August 15, 2007.
Elaine Lindo Halle was my mother. I miss her very much. She lived in Pompano Beach the last years of her life and I was fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with her.
When Elaine Lindo Halle was younger she used to enjoy spending her summers in Arlington, Vermont with her husband Edward Halle.
When I was a young boy we all grew up together in Kings Point, Long Island along with my brother, Peter Edward Halle.
Elaine Lindo Halle’s mother was: Helen Bletterman Lindo. Everyone called her Helen except her grandchildren, they called her Mimi. Helen Bletterman Lindo was a high fashion model who worked for Lady Duff Gordon and was once named one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world by Flo Ziegfeld. No wonder she liked having her grandchildren call her Mimi instead of Grandma.
Her father was Albert Lindo. He was a merchant in Panama City, Panama and a member of one of the oldest Jewish families in this hemisphere. He had one of the stores in downtown Panama City on Avenida Central where people bought radios and all types of cutting edge technology for those days. He also owned the newsstands at the railroad stations. Of all things, he also sold Panama hats.
Elaine Lindo Halle attended Northfield School for girls in Massachusetts. Now it is a coed institution. But in those days no boys were allowed.
She went on to attend college for a few semesters until she met and married the love of her life, Edward Halle.